June 23, 2024

Sad News Regarding a UMW Colleague

It is with much sadness that we announce the death of UMW employee, Sherri Pickens, who passed away on January 15. Sherri was a valued member of the Facilities department where she had worked as a Building Attendant for nearly three years, and she will be greatly missed. We ask that you keep Sherri’s family and coworkers in your thoughts during this very difficult time.

If you would like assistance coping with grief, or need other emotional support, the Commonwealth’s health insurance plans offer individual counseling sessions through Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). Covered employees and their dependents qualify for up to four sessions at no charge. Confidential assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply call the number below that corresponds to your health plan and you will speak to an EAP specialist who will assess your concerns and coordinate the appropriate assistance. This benefit is always available through your health plan.



Member Services: 1-855-223-9277

EAP Brochure

EAP Website

(Select Member Login, then enter “Commonwealth of Virginia” as the company)


COVA HealthAware

Aetna – www.covahealthaware.com
Member Services:  1-888-238-6232


(Username and Password:  COVA)


Kaiser Permanente HMO

Member Services:  1-866-517-7042

EAP Brochure