Open Enrollment Presentations For 2022 Plan Year

Understand Your Options by Attending a Benefits Presentation


Open Enrollment for plan year 2022 is now closed. Please contact the HR Solution Center if you have questions about the Open Enrollment process.


Plan to attend virtual or in-person Open Enrollment benefits presentations, online benefits vendor webinars, and the virtual Open Enrollment Town Hall in September and October to hear about benefits changes and ask questions. Unfortunately, the Benefits and Well-Being Expo will not be offered this year. 

Benefits Presentations

One benefits presentation will be in person and four benefits presentations will be hosted virtually in Zoom, and not presented by school or unit. You may attend any presentation that fits your schedule. Presentations will be the same in content, except 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 September 15 recorded live presentation HERE.

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 2022 Open Enrollment Presentation deck PDF HERE.

DATE TIME LOCATION OR LINK
Wednesday
September 15
10:00 - 11:00 am Click here for recording
Monday
September 20 
3:00 - 4:00 pm

This event has ended.

Thursday
September 23 
9:00 - 10:00 am This event has ended.
Monday
September 27
10:00 - 11:00 am This event has ended.
Thursday
September 30
11:00 am - 12:00 pm This event has ended.

The University of Virginia is committed to providing universal access to our events. Please contact AskHR@virginia.edu 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 5

12:00 - 1:30 pm

A Virtual Open Enrollment Town Hall will be held Tuesday, October 5, which will bring in additional information beyond the Open Enrollment benefits presentations or vendor webinars. The Town Hall will include presentations and a Q&A session with:

  • UVA Faculty and Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) 
  • Hoos Well well-being team 
  • Retirement team 
  • Leave team 
  • Benefits team
  • Aetna team

You do need to register in advance.

The time has been extended to 1½ hours this year to allow for more time for questions. Prepare your questions in advance and upload them when you log in. Registration does not guarantee attendance in the Zoom session. If the Town Hall is full, look for a live YouTube link on this webpage.

WATCH THE OPEN ENROLLMENT TOWN HALL RECORDING Open Enrollment Town Hall PowerPoint Deck

Webinars

Live virtual webinars offer you the ability to dive deeper into certain topics and ask questions from HR staff and UVA vendors. Webinars are a great resource to help you get all of the information you need to make your benefits selections and manage your health and well-being needs.

REGISTER FOR LIVE WEBINARS BEFORE AND DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT:

Tuesday, September 7: Halfway There: A Retirement Checkup

Don't let retirement sneak up on you. It's never too late (or too early) to start saving for your future. TIAA's webinar leader will discuss how planning ahead can give your savings an opportunity to grow. Presented by TIAA and facilitated by ShaShanna Crumpler.

Tuesday, September 14: Trainable Skills of Well-Being

Well-being is a skill that you can learn and practice, just as you might practice your golf swing. In this FEAP and Hoos Well reward-eligible seminar, you'll learn about the four pillars of well-being and practical ways you can strengthen the different areas of the mind that contribute to your well-being.

Wednesday, September 15: Learn the Basics of When and How to Claim Social Security

If Social Security is expected to be your primary source of income in retirement, learn when and how to claim your benefit. Presented by Fidelity and facilitated by Brian Howell (10 am webinar) and Alicia McMurry (6 pm webinar).

Tuesday, September 21: Trainable Skills of Well-Being

Well-being is a skill that you can learn and practice, just as you might practice your golf swing. In this FEAP and Hoos Well reward-eligible seminar, you'll learn about the four pillars of well-being and practical ways you can strengthen the different areas of the mind that contribute to your well-being.

Wednesday, September 22: Saving for Future Higher Education Expenses

Join this webinar to learn how to save for higher education expenses for your children, grandchildren, or yourself -- with Virginia529.  And by attending the session, you will have the chance to win $529 towards a new or existing Invest529 account! You will learn how to save for tuition and other college costs (such as housing and textbooks), take advantage of tax-free earnings, and meet your savings goals. Presented by Virginia529.

Wednesday, October 13: Turn Your Savings into Retirement Income

Learn the benefits of a retirement income plan, factors to consider when transitioning your savings into income, and ways to develop a retirement plan that suits your goals and lifestyle. Presented by Fidelity and facilitated by Robert Crowley (2 pm webinar) and Alicia McMurry (8 pm webinar).

All the above sessions will be available live via Zoom and will be recorded and posted to this website as soon as possible. They will remain accessible through the end of Open Enrollment.

The University of Virginia is committed to providing universal access to our events. Please contact AskHR@virginia.edu 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.

PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR - WATCH ANYTIME

Understanding Medicare, Presented by Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA)

A review of Medicare, its parts and what they do and don’t do. Also, what questions to ask as you are first starting on Medicare and what questions you need to ask after you have it set up.

Enroll in Workday

  • To review and elect your benefits in Workday

    Please see the video below on the new Benefits Tiles system in Workday, which will apply both for Open Enrollment and for all benefits changes throughout the year. 

    A summary of how to review and elect your benefits in Workday is below:

    • Navigate to Workday.
    • In your Workday Inbox, click on the message titled "Open Enrollment Change: [Your Name] on 01/01/2022"; click on "Let's Get Started."
    • Open Enrollment in Workday this year is organized into "tiles" for each benefit; you will see two sections, one for Health Care and Accounts, and one for Insurance. Each section has multiple tiles. You will start with Health Care and Accounts.
    • You will have three edit options at the bottom of every tile:
      • Manage to make changes to a benefit you already have
      • Enroll to add a new benefit
      • View to see a benefit that is not editable in Workday (more on this further down)
    • Select a tile and choose the edit option for that tile.
    • Once you've selected or waived a benefit in the Health Care and Accounts section, click on Confirm and Continue -- this will take you to a separate window to select or waive eligible dependents for that benefit. Dependents previously enrolled who are eligible will show up automatically, you just need to select or waive each one of them.
    • Click Save to update the benefit tile. This does NOT submit your elections, it just saves the individual benefit tile details you've selected. 
    • Repeat the above process for all six Health Care and Accounts tiles.
    • One thing Workday doesn’t do in the new tile platform is give you a status update on which benefits you’ve touched. So, it would be a good idea to make a note as you complete them so you can track your progress.
    • Once you've completed the Health Care and Accounts section, move on to the Insurance section. You will see multiple tiles under Insurance.
    • Select a tile and choose the edit option for that tile.
    • Please note that some life insurance benefits are VIEWABLE in Workday but not changeable. Each of these tiles will direct you to where you need to go to make changes. Some of these changes may be outside of Workday.​
    • Once all your benefits have been reviewed and edited as needed, click on Review and Sign -- read the summary of what's you elected on that page, and attach any required documents such as birth certificate for new dependents.
    • Click on the I Accept box, then click on Submit to complete your Open Enrollment process.
    • Print this page or save it as a PDF.
    • Look for additional tasks in Workday for things such as spousal affidavits or HSA affidavits.​
  • 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 tiles 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.

FAQs - Presentations

I feel that having everything virtual was beneficial and probably reached significantly more people than in-person events. I hope that the virtual events are available in the upcoming years. Diane John, Business Manager, Virginia Quarterly Review

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