Each ORPHE provider offers a range of investment options, allowing you to create a portfolio with varied characteristics of risk and return.
Compare the features that are offered in each ORPHE provider's plan.
You have 60 days from your hire date to elect your retirement plan.
Partner with your employer and the Virginia Retirement System to lay a solid foundation for your financial future.
Welcome to the Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education (ORPHE).
Take this opportunity to lay the foundation for your retirement.
Handbook for Participants in ORPHE Plan 1 and ORPHE Plan 2 Learn more about your plan, benefits and investments in the Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education.
Choose the Plan and Provider That’s Right for You As a new college or university president, chancellor or faculty member engaged in teaching, administration or research, you have a choice in retirement planning.
State Health Benefits Program Enrollment Form for Retirees, Survivors and LTD Participants (T-20879)
VRS Group Life Designation of Beneficiary (VRS-2)
VRS Group Life Designation of Beneficiary - Continuation (VRS-2A)
Request for Transfer of Funds to ORP (VRS-3ORP)
Conversion of Group Life Insurance Enrollment (VRS-35)
Request for Health Insurance Credit (VRS-45)
Notice of Return to Covered Employment Optional Retirement Plan Retiree (VRS-7ORP)
Termination Certification Form – Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education (VRS-65D)
Optional/Alternative Retirement Plan Health Insurance Credit Employer Certification of Service (VRS-75)
VRS Durable Power of Attorney (VRS-901)