It’s a New Year—that means new goals and new opportunities!
From all of us to all of you, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!
As you may be aware, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older from Pfizer Inc./BioNTech and plans to approve a vaccine from Moderna for individuals 18 years of age and older soon.
Optima Health understands that the uncertainty of the upcoming year may bring even more stress to our members. Because we remain dedicated to supporting our members, Optima Health will continue to provide COVID-19 coverage into 2021.
As a courtesy to our self–funded groups, we will be sending reminders to our business partners that beginning January 1, 2021, many Virginians covered under health insurance plans will have protection from "surprise billing" or balance billing.
Optima Health understands that this year’s holiday season will be different due to the pandemic. COVID-19 has put a strain on families and forced us to practice social distancing with loved ones. While the safest way to celebrate is only with those in your household, we understand that many will continue with their normal holiday plans of visiting family and friends.
We want to remind you about the Open Enrollment resources available to better serve you and your employer groups.
Attention Brokers — As a courtesy to our self-funded groups we would like to remind you that beginning January 1, 2021 many Virginians covered under health insurance plans will have protection from "surprise billing" or balance billing.
Optima Health understands the many stresses our members may have experienced throughout 2020. We remain committed to supporting our members and will continue to provide COVID-19 coverage through to the end of the year. The following cost-shares will be waived through December 31*.
Open Enrollment for 2021 starts November 1, and we want to make you aware of a few important updates to our Individual & Family Plans as you begin selling and renewing OptimaFit® plans for 2021. All updates take effect January 1, 2021 unless otherwise noted.