UVA Health Plan/Pharmacy
Health Plan Communications:
Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) / No Surprises Act (NSA)
Signed into law on December 27, 2020, the $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package provides funding for COVID-19 testing and tracing, vaccine distribution, and temporarily increases unemployment benefits. The package also includes "Transparency in Coverage" machine-readable file requirements for in-network negotiated rates and out-of-network allowed amounts and billed charges. The link to the machine-readable file will by posted by July 1, 2022 to the UVA Health Plan’s Aetna microsite.
UVA Health Plan participants can request a new physical ID card from Aetna with the deductible and out-of-pocket maximums included on the card by calling the Aetna One Advocate Customer Service phone number 800.987.9072.
COVID-19 Test Kit Update: Effective January 15, 2022, the UVA Health Plan will cover up to eight FDA approved at-home COVID-19 diagnosis tests or over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests per 30 days (or per month) for plan members absent involvement of a health care provider and without cost sharing. Read coverage details.
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free through USPS website.
Please visit the HR COVID-19 webpages for HR information related to the coronavirus and your health, health benefits, and leave.
Every UVA employee has different benefits needs, and you have 3 health plan options to choose from to meet your needs. All options are administered by Aetna:
NEW for 2022:
NEW Spouse Eligibility - Spouses whose remote employer offers affordable health care that provides minimum value, but ALL of their health options are HMOs and the spouse lives outside the HMOs' defined service areas, are eligible to be a dependent on the UVA employee's health coverage.
New Hearing Benefit - One annual hearing exam is covered, performed by an audiologist as a cost-share benefit. Medically necessary hearing aids are covered, up to $1,200 every 48 months. Learn more about hearing benefit and discount offerings here.
Expanded Infertility Benefit - Waives some of the medical requirements for infertility eligibility, specifically, removing Aetna's infertility definition for UVA Health Plan participants. This makes the infertility benefit more widely available. Consult an A1A team member or view the revised Clinical Policy Bulletin with the definition removed on page 2.
Part-Time Employees - Part-time employees will receive the same employer contribution to their premium as full-time employees. There will be one premium rate for all benefits-eligible employees within each employee category, resulting in much lower premiums for part-time employees.
How to Enroll
To enroll in your health plan option as a new employee, navigate to Workday>Inbox and follow the instructions for the new hire enrollment action.
Changes can be made during the Open Enrollment period each October or after a qualified life event like a change in marital status, an addition to the family, or a leave of absence.
- Review the Qualified Life Events and Required Documentation resource document for a list of life events and required documentation needed to request a change. Qualified life event change requests along with appropriate documentation must be submitted within 30 days of the life event and must be consistent with the life event.
- Visit the Life Changes pages for additional information and to learn how to enter these requests in Workday.