Insurance and Benefits en Virginia Retirement System <p>The return on Virginia Retirement System investments fell 21% in 2009—but the pension fund has now rebounded and is exceeding expectations. That’s the message delivered by VRS officials to state lawmakers.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:47:44 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 24293 at Virginia Retirement System State Employees See Insurance Changes <p>Tens of thousands of state employees will likely see an increase in the cost of their health insurance plans.&nbsp;</p><p>They also face a deadline this week,&nbsp; as the Commonwealth begins to implement significant changes in its health insurance plans.&nbsp;</p><p>Open enrollment for revising health benefits, investing in flexible spending accounts, adding family members, and other options ends this Friday.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:46:04 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 4748 at State Employees See Insurance Changes Governor Seeks to Ban Abortion Coverage <p>State lawmakers are again taking sides in the battle over abortion.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor McDonnell is now asking legislators to impose a limit on insurance policies to be sold here through a federal exchange – a place where Virginians who don’t have coverage through work or school can buy it.</p><p>In 2014, Virginians will be able to buy health insurance through a federally run exchange.&nbsp; Some consumers will be eligible for tax breaks to help cover the cost of a policy, and for that reason organizations like the Family Foundation want to exclude abortion from coverage. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:59:58 +0000 Sandy Hausman 2185 at Governor Seeks to Ban Abortion Coverage