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.

Open Enrollment: Aug 14 - Sept 15

The Division of Personnel is excited to announce that we will be having Virtual and In-Person Benefit Forums for our employees and retirees on the schedule listed below. Open Enrollment Presentations will take place explaining the benefit plans that are available to Employees of the Government Insurance Plan and we have invited the following vendors to assist in presenting their benefits and answer questions:

  • Cigna
  • Bentek
  • The Standard
  • UHC
  • Gehring Group
  • Group Health Insurance
View Active Employee Schedule

Open Enrollment - Active Employees Session

View Retiree Schedule

Open Enrollment - Retiree Presentation

Financial Well-Being Webinar

Topics include:

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

...and much more!

View the Webinar

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:

Supplemental Life Insurance

Semi-Monthly Payroll Deductions for Medical and Dental

Please contact the Group Health Insurance Unit at 774-8588 or 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.


Division of Personnel EAP WebinarHealthy Life Tips for Women (Use code %wTDB5Q! to view)

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


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

Blank Physician Form
Blank Family Questionnaire
Health & Life Insurance Benefits Enrollment and/or Change 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

Ladee Shanna Martin

Wellness Program Coordinator

340-774-8588 ext. 5252

Elyssa Henderson

GHI Accounting Officer

340-774-8588 ext. 5148

Sparkle Estrill

Administrative Client Service Assistant

340-774-8588 ext. 5137

Ahzullah Nibbs

Senior Insurance Officer

340-774-8588 ext. 5136

Marie Vanterpool

Insurance Officer

340-774-8588 ext. 5138

Denise Parker

Insurance Officer

340-774-8588 ext. 5123

Nakisha Young

Insurance Officer

340-718-8588 ext. 4040

Kristal Francis

Insurance Officer

340-718-8588 ext. 4027