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.

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About Well-Being

We encourage all member of our community to participate in our comprehensive wellness program, which supports the physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing of our community.

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Retiree Health Program

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.

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How to Enroll

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.

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Health Plan Options

If you (and your dependents) are not yet eligible for Medicare, you may enroll in a UVA Health Plan. Explore your coverage options.

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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.

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You can always contact the Solutions Center if you're unsure who to contact. However, we have several specialists depending on your employee status and coverage.

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