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Special Holiday Ticket Discounts for VCU Men's Basketball 

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rams thank you for all you do for the state. This holiday season our men’s basketball team invites you to be a part of Ram Nation with preferred pricing to all state employees to the following games:

  • VCU vs. Missouri State – Sunday, December 15 @ 7 p.m.
  • VCU vs. Loyola (Md.) – Sunday, December 29 @ 5 p.m.
  • VCU vs. Fordham – Thursday, January 2 @ 7 p.m.

Using the promo code THXVAEMP here, you are eligible to receive tickets for just $15 for yourself, family and friends. VCU Basketball games are a great way to reconnect with friends and visit with family this holiday season.

For any questions, or to purchase over the phone, please call 804-828-RAMS.


Did you know......

If you are an Anthem COVA Care member, you can pay $0 for a LiveHealth Online visit! No need to get in the car and go to the doctor. You can now see a doctor using your smartphone, tablet or computer, any time, day or night.

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  • Behavioral Health services: Psychiatry, Psychology, and EAP
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State employees may also show their state identification card to gain free access to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture’s Founding Frenemies: Hamilton and The Virginians exhibit. Throughout the museum, guests can discover rare artifacts related to themes from Hamilton and experience an interactive exhibition that explores Hamilton’s relationships with the founding generation of Virginians. The exhibit will be at VMHC until Feb. 2, 2020.


Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) family festivals 

We are pleased to announce that the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) is offering state employees free admission to upcoming VMNH family festivals taking place from October 2019 to July 2020.   

The Virginia Museum of Natural History’s family festivals include a variety of themes, from dinosaurs to reptiles and more. Festival activities include hands-on programs, fascinating presentations, and the opportunity to engage directly with scientists.

Festivals included in this promotion are:

Dragon Festival: October 19, 2019

Ice Age Festival: January 25, 2020

Reptile Festival: June 12-13, 2020

Dino Festival: July 24-25, 2020

To claim your free ticket, you only need to present your employee identification card at the VMNH Box Office. Family members can purchase tickets at the regular admission rates. 

Regular admission prices are $7 for adults (ages 19-59), and $5 for children (ages 3-18) and seniors (60+).  VMNH members and children under 3 receive free admission.  The special admission rate for the Dragon Festival is $10 for adults (ages 19-59), and $5 for children (ages 3-18) and seniors (60+).

For additional information, please visit

Washington Redskins ticket discounts 

The 2019 NFL Football season is upon us and it’s time cheer on your home team, the Washington Redskins! We are pleased to announce that the Burgundy & Gold are giving preferred pricing to Virginia state employees for the second year in a row!

To purchase tickets visit

January's Well-being program schedule is out! See below.

Did you know VCU has gone Tobacco Free? 

VCU's Quit Smoking Campaign for Employees......Join in!

Through this campaign, we hope to:

  • Encourage tobacco users to quit with weekly motivational messaging and resources
  • Increase awareness and use of the Virginia state quitline, Quit Now Virginia
  • Support you and your co-workers, friends and family in your efforts to quit using tobacco

Get information at Quit Now!

If you have any questions, please contact me, your worksite Quit and Stay Quit Monday coordinator - Cindi Phares, or 828-1521.

VCU offers students, faculty and staff tobacco cessation programs at no cost. Benefits of becoming a non-smoker include:

  • Improve your chances for a longer life
  • Look and feel healthier
  • Smell better
  • Feel more energetic
  • Breathe easier and be able to exercise
  • Save money
  • Protect those around you who may be harmed by your smoking, especially if you are pregnant or around children

For more information, visit

HR Well-being Blog

Upcoming employee well-being programs
Wellness resources
Work/life Webinars and Workshops
Current Weight Watchers Promo