News

For up-to-date information related to COVID-19 coverage, please view our Employer page.  Looking for a previous newsletter? Contact employernews@optimahealth.com

Electronic Delivery of Employer Group Contracts

At Optima Health, we are always looking for ways to improve processes and leverage technology to enhance the customer experience.  With this in mind, we wanted to let you know that Optima Health is moving to electronic delivery of Employer Group Contracts for Small and Mid-Market groups (sized 1-150).

COVID-19 Coverage Extended to July 31

Optima Health continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our members.

COVID-19 Extended Coverage

In order to help remove barriers to care and provide safe options for our members during the COVID-19 crisis, Optima Health committed to expanded coverage. All out-of-pocket member costs associated with COVID-19 diagnostic testing will be covered through the duration of the pandemic.

Health Plan Options

As we all navigate through the different circumstances we find ourselves in due to COVID-19, we want you to know Optima Health is here for you and your employees.

2020 Affordable Care Act Taxes and Fees

Recent legislative changes have affected the ACA-mandated taxes and fees for 2020.

Employer News 2nd Quarter May 2020

A quarterly newsletter about your health plan benefits.

Employer Group Contract Delivery

We are always looking for ways to improve processes and leverage technology to enhance the customer experience. With this in mind, we wanted to let you know that Optima Health is moving to electronic delivery of Employer Group Contracts.

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.

​COVID-19 Treatment Costs Waived

Optima Health is waiving member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19 from health care providers from April 1 through June 7, 2020 for its fully-insured Commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans.

CARES Act

The Senate Committee of Small Business & Entrepreneurship has released information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress.

​Stay Informed with MDLIVE®

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic within the US, please be reminded that Optima Health plan benefits include telehealth coverage through MDLIVE.

Coronavirus Assessment Tool

Optima Health remains committed to monitoring the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and providing members with tools and tips to help them and their families get the care they need.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Optima Health is working hard to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on your business.

Pharmacy Benefit Changes During COVID-19

As part of our ongoing commitment to members as we navigate through the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are making it easier for members to obtain their needed prescriptions.

Workforce Changes Due to COVID-19

In order to best support our customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing changes in workforces, we have temporarily relaxed some of our enrollment and eligibility policies.

Submitting Enrollment Requests

Optima Health is implementing changes to accommodate our customers due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Optima Health is Here for You

Optima Health remains committed to monitoring the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), providing you with important updates, and helping members get the care they need virtually.

Large Group Enrollment Contact Information

Effective March 20, 2020, the Optima Health enrollment department is requesting all Large Group customers to call 757-552-7319 or 1-888-500-6945 (toll free) with enrollment inquiries.

Supporting Members as COVID-19 Spreads

As your partner in health, we are taking steps to protect and educate our members about the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it spreads throughout our nation.

Employer News 1st Quarter February 2020

A quarterly newsletter about your health plan benefits.