American Rescue Plan Act Individual and Family Subsidy Changes

The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides additional aid to individuals and their families for health insurance coverage.

MemberNEWS 1st Issue March 2021

In this issue: COVID-19 Updates, Keeping Fit in the New Year, Health and Wellness Webinars Now Available, Schedule Your 2021 Wellness Visit, Well-Child Visits and Vaccinations, Reducing Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer and more.

Update About Urgent Care Locations

We are happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with Patient First to keep their centers in-network for our Commercial, Individual, and Medicaid members. The purpose of our negotiations is to keep healthcare costs for our members low while being fair to providers.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Medicaid Consumer-Directed Services

Optima Health Medicaid members receiving consumer-directed services and their attendants are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

MemberNEWS 4th Issue December 2020

In this issue: COVID-19 Updates, COVID-19 Vaccine, Regulatory Changes Due to COVID-19, How to Manage Diabetes During COVID-19, Flu Prevention, Pregnancy and Vaccination, Tips for Dealing With Stress and Anxiety and more.

Hazard Pay for Consumer Directed Members and Providers (Attendants)

Attendants who worked anytime between March 12, 2020, and June 30, 2020, will receive a hazard payment of $1,500. The $1500 is the amount before any taxes are taken out. This will be a one-time payment.

Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

Learn more about the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate you received and how it may affect your tax filing.

MemberNEWS 3rd Issue September 2020

In this issue: COVID-19 Updates, COVID-19 and Asthma, Be Safe, Be Well: A Checkup for Success, WebMD ONE Podcasts and Videos, and more.

MemberNEWS 2nd Issue June 2020

In this issue: COVID-19 Updates, Seeking Emergency Care During COVID-19, Tips to Help Manage Anxiety During the COVID-19 Crisis, Outdoor Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic, and more.


Optima Health is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it spreads throughout the United States and its presence in Virginia. We have enacted our robust emergency management protocols and our dedicated team is on standby to monitor and follow COVID-19 closely in Virginia and North Carolina. As part of our commitment to improving health in the communities we serve, we will help members manage testing and treatment for the novel coronavirus.