​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. ​

 ​Retiree Forms

Contact Information

Do you need to update your name, address or phone number with us? Download and complete the Name and Address 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 & Retiree+

If you are a retiree eligible for Medicare in the upcoming twelve months, attend the Medicare and You Seminar (registration form is below)! Receive valuable information regarding Medicare, along with handouts from Senior Services and the Social Security Administration. Seating will be limited, so registration is required to attend.

​Already Medicare-eligible? Use the dental benefit forms below to continue, change or cancel MetLife dental coverage.

 Open Enrollment

OPEN ENROLLMENT 2019 IS CLOSED.
It was held Monday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. 

Download the Open Enrollment 2019 Guide and review 2019 benefit plan changes, premiums, an​d more.​

Now that Open Enrollment is over, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Open Enrollment elections and changes will take effect on January 1, 2019. If you need to change your benefits due to a qualifying life event from now until December, you will need to log on to your BENEFITFOCUS account and update your 2018 benefits as well as your 2019 benefits. Click here​ to access your online benefits.
  • As a friendly reminder, the CBO encourages you to review your 2019 benefit plan deductions on your February 2019 VRS retirement check to ensure your benefit elections are being deducted properly.
  • If you completed your Open Enrollment elections by October 7th, our office will send early bird movie tickets to your home by December 14th. We will also be randomly selecting the five winners of the prize packs and will announce the winners in our next Retiree Newsletter.
  • Click here​ to see when you'll receive certain important benefit documents.

Review your elections. Click the "Access Benefits Enrollment" button below and log on to the BENEFITFOCUS platform to review your elections.

Access Benefits Enrollment

​​​The Consolidated Benefits Office is partnered with BENEFITFOCUS® to provide you with an online benefits enrollment platform where you have the ability to:

  • Receive details on all the benefit plan options offered to you, including coverage and cost
  • View informational videos and have access to tools to help you understand your benefits
  • Enroll in and review your benefits online using a computer, tablet or smart phone.​​​​

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.

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

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 Upcoming Events

Medicare & You Seminars

The Consolidated Benefits Office hosts “Medicare & You” seminars throughout the year.  If you are a retiree eligible for Medicare in the upcoming twelve months, you should attend! You will receive valuable information regarding Medicare, along with handouts from Senior Services and the Social Security Administration. You will leave with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions regarding your healthcare needs beyond Medicare eligibility! Seating will be limited, so registration is required to attend. 

For dates and to register, fill out the Medicare & You Seminar Registration Form available under the “Forms” section. You can email, fax, or mail the completed form to the Consolidated Benefits Office.​ 

2019 Seminars will be held at the Plaza Annex (641 Carriage Hill Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452) on the dates listed:

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (register by: January 9, 2019)
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (register by: April 9, 2019)
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 5:30p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (register by: July 9, 2019)
  • ​Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.​ (register by: October 9, 2019)
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.