UVA Health Plan

There are three UVA Health Plan options, administered by Aetna: Choice, Value, and Basic Health. Changes can be made during an annual enrollment period each October or after a major life event, like a change in marital status, an addition to the family, or a leave of absence.

Select your status to see your health plan options and premiums:

Click HERE to see COBRA premiums for HEALTH insurance.


Aetna Member Services:1.800.987.9072

Log in/register to access these resources:

  • Payment Estimator: Costs for over 650 medical tests, services, and procedures based on your plan details, and real time, personalized estimates
  • Cost of Care Estimator: Average in-network and out-of-network costs for tests, office visits, selected surgeries/procedures, routine physicals, and emergency room visits

Aetna’s Participating Provider Directory: Database of in-network providers to get the best value for your needed services

Aetna Institute of Quality (IOQ) List: List of IOQ facilities meeting Aetna’s standards for evidence-based and recognized standards for clinical outcomes and patient safety for cardiac care, orthopedic care, and bariatric surgery

Basic Health Option Eligibility

The Basic Health high deductible health plan (HDHP) offers health coverage with low premiums but a higher deductible than other UVA Health Plan options. Enrolling in Basic Health means you also have a Health Savings Account (HSA) to help you pay for eligible medical expenses. UVA contributes money to your HSA to help offset the higher deductible. Refer to the Basic Health HDHP Option page in the left blue menu for detailed information about this plan.

  • You must be eligible for UVA’s Health Savings Account program

  • View a list of IRS eligibility rules HSA Eligibility

  • If you are covered by another health care plan, it must be a high deductible health plan (HDHP)

  • You cannot be covered by any part of Medicare, Medicaid, or Tricare

Not everyone is eligible for Basic Health

  • J-1 visa holders must have the Choice Health option for medical insurance in 2018; Federal government regulations prohibit J-1 visa holders from enrolling in the Basic or Value Health options

  • Housestaff and Grant-Funded Postdoctoral Fellows may only choose Choice or Value Health


This step-by-step virtual assistant helps you select the UVA Health Plan option to best meet your needs as well as your other benefits. Click the image below to get started.


Aetna’s Plan Selection & Cost Estimator Tool helps you compare and choose the UVA Health Plan option that best meets your needs. The tool will prefill with your member information and prior twelve months of claim history if you elect to login to your Aetna Navigator account. You are asked to enter the annual employee paycheck premiums in the tool for each option you want to compare so have that information ready.


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