Open Enrollment for Benefit Plan Elections 2024 will begin on Monday, October 9th and end on Tuesday, October 31st.
Open Enrollment is the annual period when all benefits eligible Virginia Conference active clergy, pre-Medicare eligible retired clergy, and lay employees have the ability to enroll in or make changes to their benefit plan elections for 2024.
The health plans administered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are not changing, however there is a 5% increase to clergy medical contributions in 2024. Amounts billed to churches that have elected to make the Conference health plan available to lay employees are increasing by 2% in 2024. Dental and vision contributions will remain the same in 2024. If you do not want to change your current plan elections, no action is needed. We will keep you enrolled in the same plans at the same enrollment tier in 2024. Please note, however, that if you want to make contributions to a Flexible Spending Account or a Dependent Care Spending Account, you must indicate your desired monthly contributions in the open enrollment system, as IRS rules prohibit enrollment in those plans by default.
During this year’s open enrollment period, Unity Web online benefits enrollment system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The system is accessible at unity.vaumc.org.