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Cardinal Registration for Health & Dental Insurance

What is Cardinal HCM?

Cardinal HCM (Human Capital Management) is the state's system for managing personnel. It is operated by the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) and named after the state bird.

Employees will use Cardinal HCM only for health benefits and flexible spending elections. All other benefits and deductions are processed via Banner.
Cardinal Registration

Employees must complete a one-time registration process and need two pieces of information for the registration:

  • Your Cardinal Employee ID: This is available on the top right corner of Personal Information Questionnaire and is not the same as your Banner ID. (UHR will also provide your Cardinal ID in a new hire email seven days after the hire date.)
  • Your W&M email address (ending in only). Do not use your VIMS, Mason School, or Aid Data email address.

Please reference the Cardinal Registration Quick Start Guide when completing the registration. Keep the following in mind when you use the guide:

  • You should indicate that you are an active state employee.
  • W&M is a non-COV agency, so you will need to complete Step 22.
  • Banner is the source of the data in Cardinal. If corrections are needed to your name, complete a Name Change Form (pdf). If you need to update your mailing address, go to Personal Information Questionnaire. Please note that it takes a few weeks for health vendors to update their systems with current address information. For other data issues, [[AskHR,contact AskHR]].

Once registered, you can return to to log in with your username and password.


Cardinal Navigation

You may want to check out the “Benefit Details” tile and these helpful videos. When initiating a life event (such as marriage or birth of a child), you may be required to submit supporting documentation.

{{youtube:medium:center|4dG7sFkUs7M, Overview of the Benefit Details Tile}}

{{youtube:medium:center|9lRVAive8Y4, How to Create a Life Event}}

{{youtube:medium:center|wirNEirWu2E, Open Enrollment (available during May only)}}