Benefits forSmyth County Government

Benefits Plan Overview

Pre-Tax Benefits

Health Insurance: The Local Choice – Anthem

Dental Insurance: The Local Choice – Delta Dental of VA

Vision Insurance: The Local Choice – Blue View Vision

*The Local Choice Benefits are included in this booklet for informational purposes only.

Cancer Benefits: Colonial Life

Accident BenefitsColonial Life

Medical Bridge BenefitsColonial Life


Post-Tax Benefits

Disability BenefitsColonial Life

Critical Illness BenefitsColonial Life

Life InsuranceColonial Life
– Term Life Insurance
– Whole Life Insurance

Accident Benefits – Gunshot Wound PolicyColonial Life


Additional Benefits

Student Loan Assistance Program: GradFin


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


Enrollment Period: APRIL 17, 2023 – MAY 5, 2023

Effective Dates: JULY 1, 2023 – JUNE 30, 2024



–  Employees must work 30 hours or more per week.


– The plan year for The Local Choice benefits (Anthem Health, Delta Dental & Blue View Vision) and Colonial Insurance products lasts from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

– Deductions for Colonial Insurance products will begin July 2023.

–  The Local Choice Benefits are included in this booklet for informational purposes only.

– If signing up for any coverage on your spouse and/or children, please have their dates of birth and social security numbers available when speaking with the Benefits Representative.

– Elections made during this enrollment period CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER THE ENROLLMENT PERIOD. Please speak with your Plan Administrator for more information.

– The Health Screening Rider on the Colonial Medical Bridge plan has a 30-day waiting period for new enrollees. Coverage, therefore, will not begin until July 31, 2023.

– Additionally, some policies may include a pre-existing condition clause. Please read your policy carefully for full details.

– Please be aware there are certain coverages that may be subject to federal and state tax when premium is paid by pretax deduction or employee contribution.

–  An employee taking a leave of absence, other than under the Family & Medical Leave Act, may not be eligible to re-enter the Flexible Benefits Program until the next plan year. Please contact your Benefit Administrator for more information.