Latest Health Care News, Updates and Events from Virginia Premier

We are Committed to be Champions for Equality

Recent events in America are a sobering reminder of our country’s long and troubled history of racial inequality and injustice. These issues linger, simmer and boil over –  into our hearts and onto our streets. The images on the television and in our community are heartbreaking…leaving us sad, angry and

Virginia Premier Extends Coverage for Treatment of COVID-19

RICHMOND, VA – To make it easier for our members to get needed care during the COVID-19 crisis, and as outlined in the CARES Act, Virginia Premier is extending coverage for treatment of COVID-19 to June 30.  Effective now through June 30, Virginia Premier is providing the following benefits at

Virginia Premier Covers COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Costs

RICHMOND, VA – In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Virginia Premier today announced several resources and measures for members and providers. They are being introduced as part of Virginia Premier’s effort to help our community meet the many challenges presented by COVID-19. In line with federal and state measures,

Virginia Premier Joins The Sentara Healthcare Family

VCU Health System and Sentara Healthcare have finalized the transaction for joint ownership of Virginia Premier. Sentara Healthcare is now the majority owner, while VCU Health System retains a 20 percent ownership stake. Virginia Premier now joins Optima Health as separate health insurance companies under Sentara Healthcare. Each company retains

Governor Northam Declares a State of Emergency Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the Governor of Virginia has declared a state of emergency, we will allow our members to fill their prescriptions at any pharmacy, even if it’s out of network, and temporarily waive restrictions such as “refill too soon.” If you experience any interruption of your benefits at the pharmacy and