Benefits forAmherst County Government

Benefits Plan Overview

Pre-Tax Benefits

Health Insurance: Piedmont Community HealthCare

Dental Insurance: Delta Dental of VA

Vision Insurance: VSP


Please note your insurance products will remain in effect unless you speak with a representative to change them.

Effective Dates: JULY 1, 2021 – JUNE 30, 2022



– Regular Full-time employees working 30 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits. Coverage effective date is determined by Human Resources.

– You may enroll for coverage when you first meet eligibility requirements, during Open Enrollment, or if you experience a change in status. Examples of eligible changes in status include:
• Marriage, divorce, birth, adoption, legal directive
• A change in your employment status (or that of your spouse) that affects healthcare coverage
• Your child losing “eligible dependent” status
• Death of a dependent
• Eligibility for Medicare

–  Any changes you make must be made within 30 days of the event. If you miss this 30-day window, you will be required to wait until the next benefits Open Enrollment period to make any changes for the upcoming year.

– You are responsible for notifying Amherst County at of any qualifying event and for requesting information on changing your elections.

– If you choose not to enroll in any of the health insurance plans offered by Amherst County, you must waive coverage in the online enrollment portal.