Get important updates and resources. View this web-accessible document, updated periodically: COVID-19 Updates from the Consolidated Benefits Office.​​​

 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Retiree Benefits Information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Consolidated Benefits Office and BEWell (Beach Employee Wellness) strive to provide retirees with helpful benefit and wellness information along with the necessary tools and resources to assist you with understanding your benefits eligibility and options, and what it takes to maintain or improve your health. 

This site provides you with information about benefit opportunities, enrollment, and eligibility guidelines as well as the quarterly retiree newsletter to keep you informed. ​

 Open Enrollment

It's Almost Here!

OPEN ENROLLMENT 2021 Wednesday, October 7 - Friday, October 23, 2020

The Consolidated Benefits Office (CBO) encourages you to review your benefits during Open Enrollment. This year’s Open Enrollment will be passive, meaning the following benefit(s) will roll-over as currently elected for January 1, 2021
    • Health Plan 
    • Dental Plan 

However, the following benefit(s) below must be re-elected on the BENEFITFOCUS platform to have coverage for the 2021 plan year

    • Health Savings Account (HSA) 

Important: Anyone accessing the enrollment platform to make a change (such as enrolling in a 2021 HSA) must complete the entire enrollment process. This includes updating coverage for your dependents for 2021.

REVIEW WHAT'S CHANGING & THE 2021 RETIREE BENEFITS GUIDE!

Log in to the benefits enrollment platform or Benefitplace mobile app to review your current benefit elections before OE.

NEED HELP?

EXTENDED OFFICE HOURS: October 7 - 23 | 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday 

Staff will be available for virtual assistance. However, assistance is by appointment only during the hours 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Get ready for Open Enrollment by attending Benefits @ The Beach - our first virtual benefits fair!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
  1. LIVE PRESENTATIONS: Attend live (virtual) benefits presentations.
  2. VIRTUAL BENEFITS FAIR: Visit virtual booths, access 2021 materials, and connect with vendors to get answers to your questions ahead of Open Enrollment.

​Open Enrollment is offered annually to give you the opportunity to enroll in, change or cancel your health and/or dental coverage. The only other opportunity you have to make changes to previously mentioned coverage is when you are experiencing a qualifying event. All other benefit plans may be elected, changed or canceled throughout the plan year.

Elections made during Open Enrollment become effective January 1st of the new plan year.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Check Back Periodically For Updates and Announcements​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 ​Retiree Forms

Contact Information

Do you need to update your name, address or phone number with us? Or maybe add an emergency contact? Download and complete the Retiree Name and Contact Change Packet below to make ​sure your information is correct with our office and with VRS.

Health and/or Dental Enrollment

You must newly elect retiree health/dental coverage online with BENEFITFOCUS within 30 days following your retirement date if you wish to continue coverage on the COVB/VBCPS plan(s). If you do not elect coverage during this time, you will be ineligible to do so at a later date. Click on “Access Benefits Enrollment” below to enroll in retiree health/dental coverage.



  • Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information - This form allows you to authorize The Consolidated Benefits Office to disclose your personal health information to those individuals (such as your spouse or relatives) or entities you specify.
  • Disabled Adult Dependent Ce​rtification Form - This form is used to determine if your dependent child meets the eligibility requirements for continued coverage after reaching the age limit (26 years). To determine eligibility for coverage, this form must be submitted upon initial enrollment of a disabled dependent and annually thereafter, by August 31st of each benefit plan year, for coverage beginning January 1st of the upcoming benefit plan year.

Conversion Packet

The Consolidated Benefits Office does not manage legal plan, identity theft protection, long term care, or optional life coverage for retirees. To continue coverage in these benefit plans after retirement, you must complete the conversion forms below and submit them directly to plan vendors.

 Medicare Marketplace

Via Benefits Insurance Services

Virginia Beach City and Schools is partnered with Via Benefits Insurance Services to provide access to medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage for our retirees upon Medicare eligibility. Via Benefits is the nation’s largest private Medicare marketplace and will assist you in selecting the plan(s) best suited to your needs. Via Benefits can also assist with obtaining coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace for family members that may lose coverage due to you becoming Medicare-eligible.

Via Benefits makes enrolling easy for you.

Through Via Benefits, trained and licensed benefit advisors are available to help you and your dependent(s) enroll. You also have access to resources, tools and support to learn about the Individual Medicare Marketplace plans available in your area. The advisors will work with you to compare plan choices and choose the coverage that best meets your needs and budget.
For more information or to enroll, contact Via Benefits Insurance Services at 833-963-1232 (TTY:711) or my.viabenefits.com/vabeach.
The City of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach City Public Schools reserve the right to modify, amend, or terminate the health and retirement benefits as they apply to all future, current, and/or retired employees. The Administrator of each benefit plan has the discretionary authority to determine eligibility for benefits and to interpret the plan's terms.
Contact Information
The Consolidated Benefits Office is currently closed to in-person walk-ins and visitors.
We are providing assistance virtually (phone, email & online meetings). Contact us during business hours.