COVID-19 Coverage Extension May 31

Thank you for choosing Optima Health. We hope you are enjoying the start of the spring season. It has now been a year since the pandemic began in the United States and we want to continue putting our members first. We previously announced that we would extend COVID-19 coverage for Optima Health members through April 30. We are now extending COVID-19 coverage through May 31, 20211 for the following:

  • all telehealth visits, including telephone only, with any in-network care provider
  • any necessary in-network or emergent out-of-network treatment of COVID-19

Through the duration of the public health emergency:

  • all covered out-of-pocket member costs associated with COVID-19 diagnostic testing, as deemed appropriate by the ordering provider2.

As always, safety is a top priority. To help protect themselves and those around them, we encourage members to pre-register for the vaccine so they can receive notification for when they become eligible to receive the vaccine. To be added to the waiting list, members can register at vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine or by calling 1-877-275-8343.

If you would like to see a comparison of the three approved vaccines or have other questions, please view our Frequently Asked Questions on optimahealth.com/covid-19/employers. You can also visit we encourage members to pre-register for the vaccine so they can receive notification for when they become eligible to receive the vaccine. To be added to the waiting list, members can register at vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine for information on vaccination phases based on location, age, and health condition. If you have additional questions, please contact your Optima Health representative.

1 Optional for self-funded employers
2 Diagnostic testing coverage will remain available consistent within the terms set in each group’s health plan. Testing required for employment and other excluded services remain not covered.