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COVA Local Health Plan Status

In 2016, SB 364 (Chafin) directed the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) to offer a local health benefits program option similar to the health benefits program for state employees.  In order for the plan to be offered, at least 5,000 employees and 10,000 members had to participate.

In 2016 and 2017, DHRM requested feedback from local governments, schools and political subdivisions on the plan option. DHRM held online information sessions and asked groups to indicate their preliminary interest in the COVA Local health plan.  A deadline of Jan. 15, 2018, was set for expressing binding interest. Since the participation level was not achieved, COVA Local will not be offered.