Benefits Content

We really value and appreciate our employees at Longwood. Below are some of the benefits we offer.

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Benefits Offered

CommonHealth Wellness Program

The state's CommonHealth program offers exciting wellness programs for benefits-eligible state employees, families, and retirees in changing unhealthy behavior and lifestyles. Longwood University partners with CommonHealth to offer programs on campus. Notices regarding campus CommonHealth seminars may be found at HR Communications.

Flexible Reimbursement Accounts

The Commonwealth of Virginia provides employees the option to enroll in Dependent Care and Medical Reimbursement Flexible Spending Accounts. Deductions for these employee benefits are on a pre-tax basis.

Health Care Coverage: Statewide COVA Plan

The Statewide COVA plan is available to all Longwood employees.

Life Insurance

Virginia Retirement System - term life; employee's salary rounded to nearest thousand, doubled, and doubled again in the event of an accident.

Optional Life Insurance

(VRS/Minnesota Life) An employees may purchase up to four times your salary worth of life insurance on yourself; half of what you purchase for yourself on your spouse; and up to $15,000 on children. Cost charts outlined are available from Human Resources.

Premium Conversion

Premium Conversion is a pre-tax deduction for health benefits premiums available to all state employees. An employee must enroll in premium conversion in order to take advantage of this benefit.

Retirement Plans

The Virginia Retirement system administers a defined benefit plan, a group life insurance plan, a deferred compensation plan and a cash match plan for Virginia's public sector employees, as well as the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program for state employees. They are headquartered in Richmond Virginia.

The following information is available from VRS

  • About VRS
  • VRS Benefits
  • Defined Contribution Plans
  • Calculating Benefits
  • Retirement Planning
  • Publications and Forms
  • FAQs
  • ORPs and Comparing Plans
  • Purchase of Prior Service
  • Wartime Benefits
  • Memo to Members

Tuition Waiver

Employees are allowed to take one class per semester (one during summer session). In addition, the comprehensive fee is waived for dependents of employees.

Worker's Compensation

Longwood University Employees are eligible to receive compensation under the Virginia Worker's Compensation Act for injuries and/or illnesses incurred in the course of official work-related duties. Compensation may include payment of medical expenses and for time lost from work. Compensability is determined by Managed Care Innovations, the Commonwealth's insurance carrier for worker's compensation.

A Longwood Incident Report should be completed, signed by the employee and the employee's supervisor, and submitted to Human Resources within 24 hours when a work-related injury or illness occurs.

Commuter Benefits

Tax-Free Commuter Benefit (pdf)