Retirement is an exciting time. As your transition nears, it's important to have a plan in place to ensure you're prepared. UVA has many resources to support retirement. When ready, reach out to our Benefits Counselors, they are glad to discuss your options.
Depending on your employment status, you have the option to enroll in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or Medical Center Retirement Program (MCRP). Through these programs, you also get benefits like life insurance, disability coverage, long-term care benefits, and survivor benefits.
Join the Retiree Health Benefits Program even if you were not enrolled in the UVA Health Plan. You must have been eligible for a health plan on your last day as an active state employee, and not have been terminated from the health plan due to lack of payment.
Plan well in advance. Contact the UVA HR Solution Center, Medicare, and Social Security Administration office using the timeline below for assistance and enrollment forms. If you do not enroll within 31 days of retirement, you and your dependents) may not enroll in the future.
Under a federal law called the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), you and your eligible covered dependents may continue your group health benefits when your coverage is lost due to a qualifying event.