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Which Health Plan Option Should I Choose?

We realize that choosing a health plan is complicated and we are here to help.

  • Ask Alex. Alex is your personalized, interactive benefits counselor. He'll ask you several simple questions and then make a plan selection based on your needs and preferences.
  • Choosing a Health Plan Option. This document provides a quick visual overview of each plan.
  • Plan documents - see the list below.
  • Health plan options chart (reduced size version below). Click here to see a full-size version of the chart.

health plan option chart

Once you've decided on your health plan option, you can enroll online with My VUMC Benefits. New hires have 30 days from their hire date to complete benefits enrollment. Existing employees can change benefits during open enrollment (usually held in the fall) or with a qualifying life event, such as getting married or having a baby.

Plan Documents

Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

SBCs are easy to read and provide costs for common medical events such as primary care visits to treat an injury or illness.



Evidence of Coverage (EOC)

EOCs provide the highest level of detail about each plan option.

Summary Plan Description

Health Care Plan Summary Plan Description. The SPD is the same for all three health plan options. It gives a plain-language overview of VUMC's health plan.