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 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

  • Legal Resources Interactive Retiree Enrollment (Legal Plan and ID Theft Protection enrollment)
  • Retiree Optional Life Continuation (VRS-39R) - ​Note: Complete if you were enrolled as an active employee, or covering a dependent under the Optional Life Insurance Plan, and wish to convert your Policy(ies) upon retirement. You must have been enrolled in Optional Life for 5 years prior to retirement to be eligible to elect continuation of coverage.​

 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
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.