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.

Virginia Premier Joint Ownership

Sentara Healthcare and VCU Health System finalized a joint ownership transaction of Virginia Premier. While Sentara Healthcare is now the majority owner, VCU Health System retains 20 percent ownership. Optima Health and Virginia Premier now operate as separate health insurance companies under Sentara Healthcare.


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.

Rebates and Taxes

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

memberNEWS 1st Issue March 2020

In this issue: Member rights and responsibilities, clinical guidelines, oncology program, colorectal cancer screening, and more.

memberNEWS 4th Issue December 2019

In this issue: Living with diabetes and preventing complications, flu prevention, at-home FIT screening program and more.