Open Enrollment

Dinwiddie County offers benefit eligible employees an Open Enrollment period each year to review their current benefits and make elections for the upcoming plan year. Open Enrollment for Fiscal Year 2018 will be held from April 26 - May 15, 2017. During Open Enrollment you are allowed to add, remove, or change the following benefits:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Minnesota Optional Group Life Insurance
  • Davis Vision Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation (Valic & Nationwide)
  • Supplemental Insurance Services (AFLAC & Colonial Life)

You may make changes to some of your benefit elections during the year if you have experienced a certain type of Qualifying Mid-Year Event (QME). We require your request for a change to be received within 60 days of the event.

Open Enrollment is also a great time of the year to verify:

Open Enrollment Help

Human Resources will be available to help with benefit questions and help with reviewing or making benefit changes via phone or during our office hours. We are located in the Pamplin Administration Building, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 p.m. It is imperative that you speak with a representative on or before the end of the scheduled Open Enrollment time period if you need to make changes.

Health and Dental Insurance

For Fiscal Year 2018, we will continue to offer The Local Choice Key Advantage 1000 and The Local Choice High Deductible Health Plan both with a choice of comprehensive or preventive dental coverage. Our recent claims experience was significantly higher than prior years; therefore, Fiscal Year 2018 premiums have increased.

Which Health and Dental Insurance Plan is Best for Me?

We highly recommend that all benefit eligible employees review a comparison of health and dental plans carefully to determine which plan may be best for their specific situation. Please take time to use these additional resources to help assist you with your decision:

2017-2018 Health and Dental Insurance Rates (PDF)
The Local Choice Key Advantage 1000 (PDF)
The Local Choice High Deductible Health Plan (PDF)
Dental Dental of Virginia - Comprehensive or Preventive Coverage (PDF)

Wellness Programs

Anthem has incorporated a "Take Care Package (PDF)" along with your health plan. We strongly encourage you to consider utilizing the services offered to possibly lower your health care expenses.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
24/7 NurseLine & Audio Health Tape Library
Quit for Life Tobacco Cessation
Future Moms
MyHealth Advantage

If you have not already done so, please register at the Anthem website to access additional information about these services offered as well as your personal, confidential plan information including claims, find a doctor/pharmacy/hospital or urgent care center, print temporary ID cards, and much more.

Minnesota Optional Group Life Insurance

Upon employment, the County provides full time employees Basic Life insurance equal to two times your annual salary at no cost. You are eligible to purchase additional coverage for yourself as well as elect coverage on your spouse and dependent children.

The Importance of Life Insurance Video
Optional Group Life Insurance Program Features
VRS Certificate of Life Insurance (PDF)

If you are interested in coverage or would like to make changes, please complete the Enrollment Application (PDF) and Evidence of Insurability (PDF) (if applicable).

Deferred Compensation

It's never too early or late to start retirement planning. With vendors Nationwide Retirement Solutions (PDF) and VALIC, you have the ability to setup a deferred compensation plan as a tax-advantaged way to invest for potentially more retirement income. Financial advisors will be able to explore your applicable investment options with you. Please inform Human Resources of your interest.

Supplemental Insurance Services

Each individual's lifestyle and needs are different from the next; therefore, personal insurance products may be needed. Our vendors Aflac (PDF) and Colonial Life (PDF) offer a broad range of benefit options for you and your families with optional plans including life, disability, accident, hospital, special risks (such as cancer and/or critical care) and supplemental health. Agents will be able to review voluntary insurance policies available with you. Please inform Human Resources of your interest.

Points of Interest for FY18

  • FY18 Benefits At A Glance (PDF)
  • If you are not making any changes to your health and dental insurance plan, a new enrollment form is not required at this time unless instructed by Human Resources.
  • Product Changes:
    • LiveHealth Online EAP will now be available for accessing member's four free counseling sessions.
    • LiveHealth Online will be available for accessing Future Moms with Breastfeeding Support at no extra cost.