Member Benefits


VGEA has a team of professional lobbyists fighting for you at the General Assembly every day on matters of pay, health care, workplace protection and retirement. VGEA is the only voice at the Capitol speaking out on behalf of State employees and retirees and protecting your interests with State Delegates and Senators, the Office of the Governor, the Department of Human Resource Management, and the Virginia Retirement System Board of Trustees.

Workplace Protection

The VGEA offers you advice, and action, when necessary, to protect your workplace rights; whether they are violated through discriminatory actions, misinterpretation or misapplication of State personnel policies and rules, or an unjust regulation or law.


A publication produced both electronically and printed to keep you updated about the latest happenings in the VGEA, the General Assembly, the Governor’s Administration and State government.

VGEA eNews

A quick read covering the latest goings on at the General Assembly and inside the VGEA. Produced weekly during the session then monthly, alternating with ForeSight. (Available only in electronic form.)

eNews Legislative Report

The most up-to-the-minute information on the State budget, legislative proposals and committee actions at the General Assembly. Published weekly when the General Assembly is in session from January through March. (Available only in electronic form.)


VGEA offers each member a $4,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance benefit at no cost to you. Also discounted insurance programs: accident, cancer and specified disease or other health event, critical illness, dental, group term life, hospital indemnity, identity theft, legal, long-term care and short-term disability insurance.


Member discounts with savings at businesses across the state and nation, including wholesale clubs, amusement/theme parks, Broadway shows, movie tickets, hotels and rental car discounts, plus many more.


Ten thousand dollars in college scholarships awarded annually to VGEA members and their family members.

What VGEA Members Are Saying:

  • This organization (VGEA) provides highest quality support for active and retired public employees…

    Dan Moon
  • VGEA is our Voice in Richmond!

    Judy Franklin
  • VGEA is Your Connection that has the strength of numbers and influence to demand that our issues are addressed.

    April Mela
  • I’m impressed with the VGEA’s General Assembly accomplishments, particularly in the last few years.

    Terry Alfred
  • Thank you, VGEA, for all you do for State employees. Your effort and dedication are much appreciated.

    Jayne Fanshaw, Longwood University
  • VGEA is wonderful and has our best interests at heart…it is truly the voice of the people.

    Joan Stromberg, ABC
  • Thank you, (VGEA) you do a great job representing us! 

    Karen Poff
  • The cellphone discounts I’ve gotten through VGEA have probably been enough to pay my association dues for the rest of my life!

    L.F., Department of Corrections
  • “I saved $200 this year just by changing to Liberty Mutual for car insurance. That’s how much the VGEA insurance discount was – twice my dues!”

    J. L. Stone
  • Great organization and I’m proud to be a member. VGEA worked tirelessly to ensure state employees received a 3% raise this year and not tied to revenue projections. VGEA is our voice to state government. I wish more state employees would join, there is strength in numbers.

    Carolyn Bethea

Representing the Commonwealth’s Employees and Retirees

For more than a half century, the VGEA has worked with Virginia General Assembly members and every Governor to protect the interests of the Commonwealth’s employees and retirees and to ensure that their needs are addressed. Learn More

Celebrating 60 Years of Service!