​​​​​​​​​​​​​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? 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 & 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 2020

Wednesday, October 9 - Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

As a friendly reminder, the Consolidated Benefits Office (CBO) encourages you to review your benefits during Open Enrollment. This year’s Open Enrollment will be a passive, meaning the following benefit(s) will continue as currently elected (roll-over) for January 1, 2020:
  • Health
  • Dental
You are required to elect certain benefits on the BENEFITFOCUS platform to have coverage for the upcoming plan year. The following benefit(s) must be elected to have coverage during 2020:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
Please Note! The City of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach City Public Schools does:
  • Limit spouse coverage on the health plan. If your spouse is not employed, or not offered health insurance that meets the Affordability and Minimum Essential Services requirement as outlined by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by their employer(s), you may enroll him/her during Open Enrollment or within 30 calendar days following a qualifying life event.
  • Terminate health coverage upon the retiree (and/or their enrolled spouse) attaining Medicare eligibility due to age or disability. The CBO monitors retirees (and their enrolled spouses) approaching Medicare eligibility and notification will be mailed prior to the cancellation of coverage.
Should you have a change in your eligibility, it is your responsibility to make any necessary changes on the BENEFITFOCUS platform (i.e., you or your spouse becomes Medicare eligible due to disability).
Review ​your benefits!
Visit:
vbgov.com/benefits/enroll
or download the BENEFITFOCUS mobile app.

OE 2020 BENEFITS CHANGES FLYER
Click here to read about important benefit changes for 2020.
NEED HELP?
Need Assistance Enrolling?
  • EXTENDED OFFICE HOURS: October 9 - 24 (8:00 a.m. - 6:30​​ p.m., Monday - Friday)
    Come visit the Consolidated Benefits Office at Plaza Annex (641 Carriage Hill Road, 23452) during the times listed here. We have a dedicated enrollment room with iPads to review and/or elect benefits and staff readily available to assist you.
No Computer Access?
You can access a computer at the following places:
  • HEALTH STATIONS - Click here to download the map!

  • PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
    (Virginia Beach library account members only)
    • Bayside Special Service Library
    • Central Library
    • Great Neck Area Library
    • Joint Use Library
    • Kempsville Area Library
    • Oceanfront Area Library
    • Princess Anne Area Library
    • Pungo-Blackwater Library
    • Windsor Woods Area Library

​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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 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:

  • Last class! Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (register by: October 9, 2019)

2019 Free Flu Shot Clinics

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.