Reminder: UVA Open Enrollment Starts Today!

October 9, 2017 by

As a reminder to Pharm Faculty, University/Classified Staff, and Professional Research Staff:

Please note that Open Enrollment starts today,  October 9 and ends on Oct. 27, 2017.

During this time, you need to review and select your benefits for next year (effective January 1, 2018). Please note that there are significant changes this year – notably:

  • All three plans have the same Maximum Out of Pocket costs (in-network: $5,500 for individual; $11,000 for family).
  • The Choice plan will no longer offer fixed copays for doctors, specialists, and other services such as physical therapy; it is changing to deductible + 10% coinsurance.
  • The Value Plan will still offer fixed copays and the deductible is increasing from $500 to $1000 (per individual) and from $1,000 to $2,000 (for +1 or family).
  • Premiums will increase across the board for Choice and Value plans (no increase in Basic Plan premiums).

You can see more info on the Open Enrollment Website:

Please plan to attend one of the Open Enrollment Presentations ( There will be OE presentations in McKim (Sandridge Auditorium) on Tuesday, October 10 @ 8:30 AM, Friday, October 20 @ 2;00 PM, and Tuesday, October 24 @ 8:30 AM.

There will also be a UVA Health and Benefits Expo on Oct. 11 (8:30 am – 2 pm) on the 3rd floor of Newcomb Hall and on October 12 (7 am – 3 pm) in the Medical Center Dining Conference Rooms.

Also, if you have specific questions about your personal health and finance situation, you may wish to speak to the UHR Help Desk (; 924-0123) or University’s Ombudsman, Mandy Eppard (ALB8TB, 924-1031).