Virginia Premier Joint Ownership

Important Announcement from Optima Health: In September of 2019, we shared the news that Sentara Healthcare will become the majority owner of Virginia Premier and VCU Health System will retain a 20 percent ownership stake in Virginia Premier. We are pleased to announce that VCU Health System and Sentara Healthcare have finalized the transaction for joint ownership of Virginia Premier.

This partnership allows both organizations the ability to develop value-based programs, implement best practices to enhance our care models, and more effectively manage healthcare costs. However, Optima Health and Virginia Premier remain separate entities.

There is no impact to Optima Health members and to employer group customers. It is business as usual.

Members will continue to have access to their doctors and the same benefits, and they will continue to use their current insurance cards. Members with questions may contact member services at the number on the back of their member ID card.

Thank you for your partnership and ongoing support of Optima Health. Please do not hesitate to contact your Optima Health representative if you have questions.