Health Insurance

The Commonwealth of Virginia health benefits program offers different health care plans to fit employees specific health care needs. These plans include COVA Care, COVA HealthAware and COVA HDHP (High Deductible Health Plan) statewide to full-time employees, early retirees and certain family members. The Kaiser Permanente regional health maintenance organization is available to members in Northern Virginia only. For additional information on each plan, please visit DHRM - Health Coverage for details or select one of the plan brochures listed below.

Additional Resources:

Reach Employee/Retiree Services, Ombudsman

Health Care Premium Rewards

As a participant in one of the health care plans, employees as well as their spouses can earn a discount of $17 per person each month on health insurance premiums by completing certain activities. For additional information on how you can earn your premium reward discount, please visit Premium Rewards Requirements [PDF] for details.

Dental Coverage

The COVA Care, COVA HealthAware and COVA HDHP plans provide coverage for members to see their dentist twice a year for a checkup. If employees want to add additional dental coverage, expanded dental is an option for employees participating in a health care plan. For more information on dental service, please see Dental Services [PDF] for details.

Other Health Programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to offering programs that aid in the health of our employees.  If you are an employee who has chronic health issues and are participating in a state health care plan, you may qualify for the Healthy Insights program that provides aid for specific health issues.  The Healthy Beginnings program offers additional benefits for maternity wellness.

In addition, to help our employees live a healthy lifestyle My Active Health offers resources, guidance and support you need to reach your wellness goals! Change does not happen overnight but we'll help you start down the path to a healthier lifestyle today. To take advantage of these programs, visit MyActiveHealth Brochure [PDF] or select the program listed below that fits your needs.

If you have questions or concerns about which health care plan is right for you, contact your HR Benefits Team at 540-831-5008 or email at