Open Enrollment 2024

The Open Enrollment period for health coverage and flexible spending accounts will be May 1 to May 15. For more information about the plans, view the 2024 Open Enrollment page.

Health benefits

Health care, dental and employee assistance programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia provides options for health benefits coverage for eligible VCU employees and their eligible family members (see 2023 Benefits at a glance). Participants choose plans based on coverage needs and geographical location. Salaried faculty members, Classified staff, University and Academic Professionals, and Postdoctoral Scholar employees who work:

Need verification of your state health benefits coverage through VCU? Print a copy of your benefits confirmation from Cardinal.


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 (PDF)

For assistance accessing this notice, please contact VCU Human Resources