Health Benefits

Open enrollment: The City of Hampton conducts an annual open enrollment period during which benefits-eligible employees can enroll in, make changes to, or waive their benefits.

Qualifying event: After open enrollment, you cannot make changes to your coverage during the year unless you experience a change in family status, such as: 

  • Loss or gain of coverage through your spouse.
  • Loss of eligibility of a covered dependent.
  • Death of your covered spouse or child.
  • Birth or adoption of a child.
  • Marriage, divorce, or legal separation.
  • Switch from part-time employment to full-time employment.

You have 30 days from a change in family status to make changes to your current coverage. 

Optima Health also offers machine-readable files (MRFs).

Read the FAQs on transparency and machine-readable files (PDF) from Optima Health.

For questions regarding any of the forms below, please contact the benefits staff at 757-727-6230 or email