Open Enrollment Presentations For 2021 Plan Year

UVA Health Plan: Know Your Options

To ensure your health and safety, plan to attend a virtual Open Enrollment presentation in September or October to hear about benefits changes in person with the opportunity to ask questions. See the table below to find the presentation date and time that works best for you. No RSVP required.

All virtual presentations will be hosted in Zoom, and are not presented by school or unit. You may attend any presentation that fits your schedule. Presentations will be the same in content, except for the live Q&A at the end of each presentation will vary according to input.

Presentations will include:

  • Overview
  • Changes
  • Resources
  • Health Plan
  • Premiums
  • Maximizing well-being
  • Reminders and dates
  • Q&A

Listen to the recorded live presentation below: 

Choosing benefits is a significant investment in your physical and financial well-being. Using the Open Enrollment resources available, such as attending a presentation, helps you understand your coverage needs and prepares you to make the best choices today and in the future.

View the 2021 Open Enrollment Presentation deck PDF HERE.

September 28
10:00 - 11:00 am DONE
October 1 
3:00 - 4:00 pm October 1 LINK to recorded presentation
October 5 
9:00 - 10:00 am DONE
October 7 TOWN HALL 
12:00 - 1:00 pm CLICK HERE for recording
October 9
1:00 - 2:00 pm DONE
October 14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm DONE

The University of Virginia is committed to providing universal access to our events. Please contact to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. Please contact us at least seven days prior to the start of each event.

Virtual Open Enrollment Town Hall October 7

A Virtual Open Enrollment Town Hall will be held October 7, which will bring in additional information beyond the Open Enrollment Zoom presentations. The Town Hall will include presentations and a Q&A session with:

Enroll in Workday

  • To review and elect your benefits in Workday

    • Navigate to Workday
    • In your Workday Inbox, click on the message titled "Open Enrollment Change: [Your Name] on 01/01/2021"
    • Follow the instructions to navigate through each part of the Workday Open Enrollment screens:
      1. Modify medical, dental, vision benefits, if desired
      2. Add or drop dependents, if applicable (adding a spouse requires spousal affidavit to be completed before finalizing your benefits elections). Confirm social security numbers for dependents.
      3. Elect/waive Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
      4. View insurances and long-term disability
      5. Confirm or change beneficiaries for life insurance
      6. If you are not ready to submit, back up one page using your "back" arrow in your browser, and select "Save for Later"
      7. When you are ready to submit, electronically sign at the bottom of the last page and press the SUBMIT button
      8. Workday does not currently offer the option to confirm your elections in writing, so after you submit your elections, it is a good idea to print a copy of your elections confirmation for your records. This will save a PDF of the document, which you can print or save.
      9. Watch for additional emails in your Workday Inbox related to post-Open Enrollment action items you made need to take
    • The following Workday Job Aids and training video offer additional detailed instructions:


  • If you Change Your Mind on an Open Enrollment Choice You Made and Open Enrollment Has Not Closed

    You can make changes to your elections as long as the Open Enrollment period is open, even after you have submitted your elections.

    1. From the Benefits app in Workday, click on "Change Open Enrollment"
    2. You will be making changes to what has been previously submitted. Any changes made will need to be resubmitted. If you do not resubmit, the changes will be deleted and the previous submission will remain in effect.
    3. Move through the same screens to elect or waive coverage
    4. Once changes are complete, electronically sign at the bottom of the last page and press the SUBMIT button
    5. Print the new confirmation of benefits elections
  • Open Enrollment Workday System Walk-Through

    Watch this short video that gives step-by-step instructions for navigating the Open Enrollment screens in Workday.

FAQs - Presentations

Overall the communications looked great. Thank you! I appreciate everything HR does to make this huge undertaking happen. I greatly value the benefits at UVA, and they are made possible by the work of so many. Thank you for your efforts, and for asking about employees' experience with OE! Kristie Smeltzer, Communications Generalist, Finance Strategic Transformation Project

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For previous Open Enrollment email communications, visit the Open Enrollment Communications Archive webpage.