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America Saves Week is February 23-28

America Saves Week is a great opportunity to assess your financial conditions and goals, and to start taking financial action. Take this opportunity to assess your retirement savings status and take control of your future investments. Check out the links below to take advantage of the resources that VCU and its employee benefit providers have […]

VRS Hybrid Plan Participants: March 16th is the Deadline for Quarterly Defined Contribution Election Changes

Faculty members and classified staff in the Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Retirement Plan may make changes to their voluntary defined contribution amount once per calendar quarter. Higher voluntary contributions result in increased matching by VCU! Participants can make changes online at or by telephone at 1-855-291-2285. For online access instructions, see “Quick and Easy […]

Identity and Credit Protection Services for Anthem COVA Care and COVA HDHP Participants

State employee health plan participants should have received an email from the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management on Friday, February 13th regarding the Anthem security breach and identity protection services. Anthem has contracted with AllClear ID, a leading and trusted identity protection provider, to offer 24 months of identity theft repair and credit monitoring services to […]

Where Do I Find My Health Plan Member Handbook?

Copies of member handbooks for the following state employee health plans are available online at COVA Care (Anthem) COVA HealthAware (Aetna) COVA High Deductible Health Plan (Anthem) To request a printed copy, contact VCU Benefits at 827-1723 or

Phishing Scams Related to Anthem Security Breach

For COVA Care and COVA HDHP participants: Important information about the cyberattack against Anthem is posted at Beware of phishing scams from parties attempting to take advantage of the security breach. Anthem will not contact affected members by email or telephone, only by U.S. postal mail.  Do not click on any links in emails […]

Anthem Security Breach

COVA Care and COVA HDHP participants seeking information about the cyberattack against Anthem can visit for information about the investigation. Anthem’s phone number for participant questions is 1-877-263-7995. See also the letter to employees from the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (which operates the state employee health plan) posted at For updates keep an eye […]