2024 open enrollment takes place May 1 - May 15, 2024 for the plan year beginning July 1, 2024. Elections cannot be accepted after May 15, 2024.

2024 Open Enrollment for Health Coverage and Flexible Spending Accounts  

Open Enrollment elections are accepted beginning May 1, 2024. Elections may be made online or by using an enrollment form. Online elections will be accepted by through Cardinal ESS until May 15 at 11:59 p.m. Enrollment forms are available as an alternative enrollment method (see "Election Form and Instructions" below). If returned electronically, VCU HR must receive the form by close of business on Wednesday, May 15. If you use an enrollment form instead of Cardinal ESS, VCU HR must receive your form by 5:00pm on May 15. Elections take effect on July 1, 2024 for the plan year that runs from July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025.

The following employees are eligible for Commonwealth of Virginia health coverage and flexible spending accounts:

  1. Part-time and full-time salaried University and Academic Professionals
  2. Part-time and full-time salaried regular faculty members
  3. Part-time and full-time salaried Postdoctoral Scholar employees
  4. Part-time and full-time salaried classified staff

Employees who use enrollment forms may return them electronically, by postal mail, or by depositing them in the drop box outside the HR Welcome Center at Lindsey House (Belvidere Street entrance). Please use one method only. 

Additional questions?

For questions, please submit an HR Service Request through the:

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