Group Health Insurance and Wellness

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Superior health and wellness benefits

The Group Health Insurance unit manages and maintains medical, dental, life insurance and supplemental benefits for employees and retirees of the government. As a component of Health Insurance, the unit also manages a wellness program for the Government of the Virgin Islands.
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Financial Well-Being Webinar

Topics include:

  • How to budget
  • Understanding your credit
  • Keys to home ownership

...and much more!

View the Webinar
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Senate Approves New Health Insurance Contract: Updated Premiums and Rates Effective October 1, 2021

With the Senate’s approval of the GESC’s board’s proposed Health Insurance Contract, new health insurance premiums and supplemental life insurance rates will go into effect on October 1, 2021, with the Government absorbing the corresponding medical and dental increases. Active Government employees and retirees are still responsible for increases in life insurance rates, which will also go into effect on October 1. Please click below for the approved rates for:

Please contact the Group Health Insurance Unit at (340) 774-8588 or (340) 718-8588 with any questions.


Disaster Preparedness Webinar

Hosted by VIDOP's Wellness Team and the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency, and the GESC Health Insurance Board of Directors.

VIDOP's complimentary Disaster Preparedness Webinar and Scavenger Hunt offered active Government employees and Cigna retirees the chance learn first-hand the most effective disaster preparedness strategies from VITEMA's response experts, along with tips and best practices. A stress and coping workshop with Assistant Health Commissioner Dr. Nicole Syms also underscored the importance of self-care and making sure to deal with trauma head-on.

Click here for Dr. Sym's presentation

Click Here for an update from our GVI Wellness Team

Please contact the Group Health Insurance Unit at 774-8588 or 718-8588 with any questions.

Common Requests


The office electronically collaborates client-related information with the insurance provider in the following areas:

  • Maintenance of Enrollment Roster
  • Beneficiary Changes
  • Increases & Decreases of Coverage
  • Student Verification
  • Addition & Removal of Dependents
  • Payment of Death Benefits
  • Receipt of Self-Contribution Payments
  • Distribution of Informational Booklets
  • Employee Orientation to the Plan
  • Employee Benefit Education

Additional Information


Retirees


The Government of the US Virgin Islands provides superior health benefits to our retirees. Retirees under 65 years of age are covered by CIGNA Healthcare and retirees over 65 years of age are covered by United Healthcare.

DOCUMENTS AND FORMS

Physician Form
Family Questionnaire
Health & Life Insurance Benefits Enrollment and/or Change Form
Beneficiary Designation Form
Out of Network Vision Services Claim Form
Request for Address Change
Medical History Statement (To provide evidence of insurability or proof of good health.)

Our Team


Need to make benefits changes?

 

Valerie Daley

Chief, Group Health Insurance

340-774-8588 ext. 5144
valerie.daley@dop.vi.gov

Ladee Shanna Martin

Wellness Program Coordinator

340-774-8588 ext. 5252
ladeeshanna.martin@dop.vi.gov

Elyssa Henderson

GHI Accounting Officer

340-774-8588 ext. 5148
elyssa.henderson@dop.vi.gov

Ahzullah Nibbs

Senior Insurance Officer

340-774-8588 ext. 5136
ahzullah.nibbs@dop.vi.gov

Marie Vanterpool

Insurance Officer

340-774-8588 ext. 5138
marie.vanterpool@dop.vi.gov

Denise Parker

Insurance Officer

340-774-8588 ext. 5123
denise.parker@dop.vi.gov

Nakisha Young

Insurance Officer

340-718-8588 ext. 4040
nakisha.young@dop.vi.gov

Kristal Francis

Insurance Officer

340-718-8588 ext. 4027
kristal.francis@dop.vi.gov