About Us

Our Mission

Virginia Premier’s mission is to inspire healthy living within the communities we serve with a focus on those in need. We do this through innovation, strategic partnerships and industry-leading health care. 

Our History

Founded in 1995 as a Medicaid HMO, Virginia Premier is the first and only nonprofit managed care organization in the Commonwealth, now serving more than 280,000 members statewide. It offers Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance exchange plans. Virginia Premier is jointly owned by the integrated, not-for-profit health system Sentara Healthcare, based in Norfolk, Va., and VCU Health System based in Richmond, Va.

Our Business

Virginia Premier provides quality health plans that suit a wide range of incomes and health circumstances, including:


Our Medicaid plans include Medallion 4.0 (Foster Care, Aged, Blind and Disabled, Health and Acute Care Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and FAMIS (Children’s Health Insurance Program). Learn more >

Medicare Advantage

Our Advantage Gold (HMO) and Advantage Platinum (HMO) Medicare plans were inaugurated in 2017. Our Advantage Elite (HMO SNP) plan coordinates care for members receiving both Medicare and Medicaid. Learn more >

Individual and Family Plans

For our members in Central Virginia, we offer four types of Individual and Family health plans: one bronze level plan, two silver plans and one gold plan. Additionally, our Individual and Family plans feature providers from both VCU Health and Bon Secours. Learn more >

Care Coordination and Administrative Services

We also provide outsourced administrative services and business analytics to other health plans.