Latest Health Care News, Updates and Events from Virginia Premier

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

Virginia Premier is Working to Improve the Health of Southwest Virginia

Virginia Premier, the second largest Medicaid insurer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, was proud to support this year’s 20th annual Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in Wise County. RAM clinics provide free medical, dental, and vision care to rural communities throughout the United States.