Healthcare, dental, and employee assistance programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia provides options for health benefits coverage for eligible VCU faculty and staff and their dependents (see 2017 Benefits-at-a-glance) Participants choose plans based on coverage needs and geographical location. Classified staff and nine-, 10- and 12-month faculty who work:

  • 20 or more hours a week are eligible to participate in health coverage;
  • 30 or more hours a week are eligible for the employer-paid contribution toward their monthly premiums.   

Need verification of your health benefits coverage through VCU? Visit EmployeeDirect (eDirect)* and print your coverage summary, which shows the plan you have in effect and the dependent(s), if any, you are covering. For instructions on using eDirect, view these frequently asked questions. You will need your state employee ID number when you first register to access EmployeeDirect (eDirect). It is not your Banner V-ID number. Your state employee ID number is the 7-digit number listed on your health plan card. It starts with "YTX." For example, if your health plan ID number is "YTX1234567XU," your employee number is "1234567." 

The State and Local Health Benefits Programs of the Department of Human Resource Management (the "Health Plan"), sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia (the “Commonwealth”) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The Plan does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. See the full Health Plan non-discrimination notice.

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Kaiser and TRICARE contact information
Enrollment and coverage
COBRA (extended healthcare insurance coverage)
Medicare and other resources
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