Open Enrollment (Benefits)

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. During Open Enrollment you are allowed to add, remove, or change the following benefits:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Securian Financial (formerly Minnesota Life) 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 30 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. We are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 p.m. 

Health and Dental Insurance

For FY24, 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. 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. 

2023-2024 Benefit Plan Changes

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 or to update your current enrollment:

2023-2024 Health and Dental Insurance Rates
The Local Choice Key Advantage 1000  
The Local Choice High Deductible Health Plan
Delta Dental of Virginia - Dental Benefits Booklet
The Local Choice Health Benefits Enrollment Form 
The Local Choice Personal Data Change Form

Securian Financial 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.

Optional Group Life Insurance Program Features
VRS Certificate of Life Insurance

If you are interested in coverage or would like to make changes, please read the Optional Group Life Insurance Plan Summary, then complete the Enrollment Form and Evidence of Insurability (if applicable). You can now use your myVRS account to access and manage optional group life insurance as well.  

Deferred Compensation

It’s never too early or late to start retirement planning. With vendors Nationwide Retirement Solutions 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 and Colonial Life 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

FY24 Benefits At A Glance

2023 Summary of Benefits and Coverage - The Local Choice: Key Advantage 1000

2023 Summary of Benefits and Coverage - The Local Choice: High Deductible Health Plan

Prescription Drugs: The Local Choice Key Advantage 1000

Prescription Drugs: The Local Choice High Deductible Health Plan

Blue View Vision: The Local Choice Key Advantage 1000

Blue View Vision: The Local Choice High Deductible Health Plan

Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms

Anthem Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

CommonHealth Weekly Wellnote

Voluntary Payroll Deduction - Davis Vision by MetLife

Virginia Retirement System Member News

Virginia Member Guide

Virginia Retirement System myVRS Reminder