Open Enrollment (Benefits)

Dinwiddie County offers benefit eligible employees an Open Enrollment period each year to review their current benefits and make elections for the upcoming plan year. During Open Enrollment you are allowed to add, remove, or change the following benefits:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Securian Financial (formerly Minnesota Life) Optional Group Life Insurance
  • Davis Vision Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation (VALIC & Nationwide)
  • Supplemental Insurance Services (Aflac & Colonial Life)

You may make changes to some of your benefit elections during the year if you have experienced a certain type of Qualifying Mid-Year Event (QME). We require your request for a change to be received within 30 days of the event.

Open Enrollment is also a great time of the year to verify:

Open Enrollment Help

Human Resources will be available to help with benefit questions and help with reviewing or making benefit changes. We are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 p.m. via phone or a virtual meeting. 

Health and Dental Insurance

For FY21, we will continue to offer The Local Choice Key Advantage 1000 and The Local Choice High Deductible Health Plan both with a choice of comprehensive or preventive dental coverage. If you are not making any changes to your health and dental insurance plan, a new enrollment form is not required at this time unless instructed by Human Resources. 

Which Health and Dental Insurance Plan is Best for Me?

We highly recommend that all benefit eligible employees review a comparison of health and dental plans carefully to determine which plan may be best for their specific situation. Please take time to use these additional resources to help assist you with your decision or to update your current enrollment:

2020-2021 Health and Dental Insurance Rates
The Local Choice Key Advantage 1000
The Local Choice High Deductible Health Plan
Delta Dental of Virginia - Comprehensive or Preventative Coverage
The Local Choice Health Benefits Enrollment Form 
The Local Choice Personal Data Change Form

Securian Financial Optional Group Life Insurance

Upon employment, the County provides full time employees Basic Life insurance equal to two times your annual salary at no cost. You are eligible to purchase additional coverage for yourself as well as elect coverage on your spouse and dependent children.

Optional Group Life Insurance Program Features
VRS Certificate of Life Insurance

If you are interested in coverage or would like to make changes, please read the Optional Group Life Insurance Summary of Plan Provisions Booklet, then complete the Enrollment Form and Evidence of Insurability (if applicable).

Deferred Compensation

It’s never too early or late to start retirement planning. With vendors Nationwide Retirement Solutions and VALIC, you have the ability to setup a deferred compensation plan as a tax-advantaged way to invest for potentially more retirement income. Financial advisors will be able to explore your applicable investment options with you. Please inform Human Resources of your interest.

Supplemental Insurance Services

Each individual’s lifestyle and needs are different from the next; therefore, personal insurance products may be needed. Our vendors Aflac and Colonial Life offer a broad range of benefit options for you and your families with optional plans including life, disability, accident, hospital, special risks (such as cancer and/or critical care) and supplemental health. Agents will be able to review voluntary insurance policies available with you. Please inform Human Resources of your interest.

Points of Interest

FY21 Benefits At A Glance

Anthem’s enhanced system brings you a better experience. Member enhancements will include:

  • LiveHealth Online - Zero co-pay for online visits (Key Advantage plan members only)
  • Unlimited Autism benefits
  • Sydney Mobile App - You can have access to your health plan from anywhere, anytime – find care, manage prescriptions, and view your ID card.

Anthem Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms

2020-2021 Summary of Benefits and Coverage - The Local Choice: Key Advantage 1000

2020-2021 Summary of Benefits and Coverage - The Local Choice: High Deductible Health Plan

Your TLC Health Plan and COVID-19

Virginia Retirement System Member News