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Health Insurance

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Health insurance is available to all regular and restricted full-time salaried faculty and staff (with a portion of the premium paid by the state). Part-time (salaried) staff employees are eligible to participate in the health insurance plans with no state contribution toward the premium.

The health plan options available are COVA Care, COVA HealthAware, COVA High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), Kaiser Permanente HMO, and TRICARE Supplement (for those who are eligible for TRICARE).

If enrollment is received by the due date, the selected plan is effective the first day of the month following enrollment. Enrollment is done by using the Web-based enrollment process (edirect.virginia.gov) or by submitting an enrollment paper form to Human Resources within 30 calendar days of hire.