Retirees, COBRA, & Postdoctoral Fellows

Retirees, COBRA, & Postdoctoral Fellows


Chard Snyder manages the open enrollment process for all retirees, COBRA participants, and Postdoctoral Fellows. The open enrollment process for all other employee categories are managed through UVA. 

Action Items

If you are a retiree, COBRA participant, or Postdoctoral Fellow, you can get started by:

  • Visiting the UVA Open Enrollment Resources 2021 webpage, where you’ll find tools to help you choose your 2021 benefits. Complete benefit summaries, plan comparisons, required annual notices, and rates are available on the Chard Snyder website.
  • Visiting the Chard Snyder web portal to:
    • Review comprehensive plan information to help you make informed decisions
    • Access plan comparison charts and premium rates for each plan and coverage level
    • Modify dependent information to ensure accuracy for your coverage needs this coming year
    • Finalize your enrollment
  • Contacting Chard Snyder at cobra_retiree@chard-snyder.com or 888.878.6175 with questions

No internet access? If you cannot access the Internet, please contact Chard Snyder’s Customer Service department at 888.878.6175 to request an enrollment packet by mail.

Additional Information

  • Retirees

    To access information and complete the enrollment process, log in using the Chard Snyder online portal. This will help you review changes and enroll accurately to ensure that elections are recorded in a timely manner.

    Follow the directions in the “To Enroll Online” section in the letter mailed to your home from Chard Snyder to make a new election or review benefits information.

    Retiree premiums are listed on the Open Enrollment Health Plan 2021 webpage.

  • COBRA Participants

    To access information and complete the enrollment process, log in using the Chard Snyder online portal. This will help you review changes and enroll accurately to ensure that elections are recorded in a timely manner.

    Follow the directions in the “To Enroll Online” section in the letter mailed to your home from Chard Snyder to make a new election or review benefits information.

    COBRA premiums are listed on the Open Enrollment Health Plan 2021 webpage.

  • Postdoctoral Fellows

    You will receive a packet in the mail at your current home address regarding your 2021 benefits, including a paper election form you must complete to make changes.

    To enroll, follow the directions in the “To Enroll Online” section in the letter mailed to your home from Chard Snyder to make a new election or review benefits information.

    If no changes are required, you do not need to act. When you’re ready to submit your enrollment forms, follow the instructions included in your materials.

    Your premiums are listed on the Open Enrollment Health Plan 2021 webpage.

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For non-website questions or concerns about benefits and Open Enrollment, please contact the HR Solution Center by phone at 434.243.3344, or by email at AskHR@virginia.edu.

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