Get Ready for Open Enrollment with Events and Presentations


Virtual Events and Presentations

To Help You Choose

The 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment begins on October 5, 2020 and runs through October 16, 2020. There is no confirmation period after Open Enrollment closes, so make sure to review and confirm your benefits early. It’s not too early to review your benefits and learn what’s new.

This email explains how the Open Enrollment presentations and Benefits and Well-Being Expo will work this year. To ensure your health and safety during this unprecedented time of coronavirus pandemic, all presentations and the Expo will be virtual. Plan to attend virtually from the comfort of your computer, tablet, or smartphone in September or October to hear about benefits changes and ask questions. No RSVP required.

Good news! The Expo will be two weeks instead of two days, giving you ample opportunity to meet virtually with vendors, watch presentations, and equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions during Open Enrollment.

Open Enrollment Presentations

Learn About Benefits Changes

Open Enrollment Presentations will be hosted in Zoom, and not presented by school or unit. You may attend whichever session best fits your schedule. They will be the same in content except for the live Q&A at the end of each session and will include an overview of the Open Enrollment process, changes to your benefits, new resources, premiums, maximizing well-being, and key dates. The presentations will take place on the following dates:

Not able to attend? One full presentation will be recorded and available for you to listen to anytime on the Presentations 2021 webpage. Check back after October 5 for the link.

*Open Enrollment Town Hall - October 7
Extend your benefits knowledge beyond Open Enrollment 

NEW this year, a virtual Open Enrollment Town Hall will bring in additional information beyond the Open Enrollment Zoom presentations. The Town Hall will include presentations and Q&A sessions with FEAP, Hoos Well, Leave, Benefits, and Retirement experts.

Benefits and Well-Being Expo

Attend virtually from the comfort of your home 

The Virtual Benefits and Well-Being Expo is convenient, fully interactive, and accessible 24 hours a day between October 5 – 16 from your computer, tablet, or phone with the click of a link. You can invite your spouse to experience the Virtual Expo simply by sharing the link. Access the Virtual Expo here. (Information will be live beginning October 5.)

Immediately upon entering the Virtual Expo, you will see “booths” from UVA partners and vendors. Before you start exploring the booths, we recommend you register for an account – simply click on the "Create Account" button in the upper right-hand corner. 

How to Navigate: Each booth is categorized as Well-Being, “Retirementality,” Financial, and Health, so you can follow a path as you proceed through each topic. Click on a booth image or name to find details, images, informational videos, and contact information for that vendor. Click the left or right arrow on either side of the booth information to move to a different booth or click on the “back” browser button to return to the Expo overview page. You don’t need to visit all the booths in one sitting – feel free to come back and explore more when it’s convenient. If you have registered for an account in the Virtual Expo, your progress will be saved. 

Win prizes! You will receive points for each booth you visit, which are tallied for you at the top of your browser. The more points you earn, the greater your chance of winning a prize, courtesy of our generous sponsors and exhibitors. Fitbits, eco-friendly gift baskets, and free WW one-month memberships are just a few of the potential prizes. You must register for an account in the Virtual Expo in order to win a prize.

For more information, visit the Virtual Expo webpage on the Open Enrollment website.

Virtual Expo Presentations

As part of the Virtual Expo, you will be able to watch live stream and recorded presentations from vendors and UVA partners that will dive deeper into topics regarding the UVA Health Plan, financial planning and retirement, Medicare, and more. You can find a full Expo presentation schedule with registration links on the Expo Presentations website, or from the “Expo Presentations” booth in the Virtual Expo. 

We hear you. How can we help?

If, after reviewing materials and resources on the Open Enrollment website, you would like additional 1:1 personalized assistance, there are several options to receive support:

  • Email AskHR@virginia.edu or click on the “Chat with an Expert” button at the bottom of every Open Enrollment webpage (during regular work hours) for a more immediate response to your questions
  • Email AskHR@virginia.edu or call 434.243.3344 to schedule a 20-minute Zoom appointment to discuss your more complex questions with an HR professional. HR will accommodate as many appointments as possible through Wednesday, October 14.

We are here to help you!

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