Department of Employee Benefits and Risk Management

We strive to be the best place to work and are committed to offering a comprehensive employee benefits program that helps our staff members stay healthy, feel secure, and balance work and life.

April 20, 2021

Attention Anthem Members

You may have received an email from Blue Cross Blue Shield regarding a settlement notice. Unfortunately, we received a communication at the same time as members, so we are in the process of gathering more information and determining next steps.

We became aware of this settlement notice via email yesterday and have since learned that notices have gone out to plan sponsors (CPS) as well as contract holders (employees).

We are in the process of reviewing information available on the website in order to provide guidance as to how to respond. The coverage period for self-insured plans in the notice spans 2015 through 2020.

Another communication with more information will be sent in the coming days. If you have immediate questions or concerns, Anthem has provided the following resources:


2021 Benefit Rates


Medical Benefits
Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) offers eligible employees a choice of medical insurance plans administered by Anthem.  Medical plans cover physician visits, therapeutic services, prescription drugs, vision, and more.


Dental Benefits
The CPS dental plan is administered by Anthem and there is no premium for an Employee Only plan.  It covers preventive care like regular cleanings, exams and X-rays, and also procedures like fillings and crowns.


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Flexible Benefit Administrators administers three types of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for CPS.  These accounts can save money by paying for the eligible health and dependent care with pretax dollars.


Identity Protection
Legal Resources Identity Protection plan continuously monitors your records for potential threats to your identity and offers assistance if you become a victim of identity theft.


Legal Resources
The Legal Plan provides 100% coverage on a broad range of legal services.  Whether your legal matter is expected or unexpected, you’ll have immediate and ongoing access to our network of highly-rated   law firms.


Life Insurance
All eligible employees receive basic life benefits through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).   You may elect to increase your life insurance coverage through VRS or by applying for optional coverage with Anthem.