Be Healthy Event
Welcome to the Virginia Premier “Be Healthy” Digital Event! Learn about new Extra Benefits for 2022, Healthy Rewards and the Health Risk Assessment.
Earn a Reward for Completing Your Health Risk Assessment
The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is a questionnaire about your lifestyle and health. Your responses help us understand your health status and concerns to make sure your medical needs are met.
Complete your HRA by calling at 1-877-719-7358 (TTY: 711). Hours of operation are October 1 to March 31, 7 days a week, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and from April 1 to September 30, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Why: Your responses to the HRA will help us serve you better. Your answers allow our team to work closely with you to make sure you receive the best possible care.
How: It will take about 15 minutes. If you are unable to fill it out, another person who knows about your health may help.
Earn: The HRA earns you a $25 reward when completed.*
*Please allow 8–10 weeks to process your reward.
Use Your Member Portal to Manage Your Health
Start making the most of your health plan by registering to use the member portal. Virginia Premier gives you an easy way to organize and access your health plan information. Visit the Virginia Premier Member Portal and choose Medicare. Create an account by selecting register for an account.
Once you register for an account, you can:
- Communicate with a health educator
- Search health topics
- Use the health tracker tools
- Reference a health library
- Print and order a new member ID card
You will need your member ID number to register. It’s printed on the front of your member ID card (e.g., 12345678). If you misplace your ID card, call Member Services at 1-877-739-1370 (TTY: 711) to request a new card and get your ID number. The hours of operation are October 1 to March 31, 7 days a week, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and from April 1 to September 30, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Better Extra Benefits in 2022!
This year, the Virginia Premier Advantage Elite (HMO D-SNP) plan is introducing more added benefits and increased allowances to keep you healthy and provide you with the level of healthcare coverage you deserve. Here’s just a sample of your benefits.
For more details and information on how to use your benefits, visit the Medicare Extra Benefits page on the Virginia Premier website.
NEW in 2022! Monthly Grocery Card Allowance
Members can register for a grocery card with a $75 monthly allowance to use toward a variety of healthy food products. The card will reload with your $75 allowance on the first day of the month. The allowance expires at the end of every month.
Order your grocery card online or by calling 1-888-357-6863 (TTY: 711). Retail stores where you can use your card include:
- Harris Teeter
- Rite Aid
Grocery items can also be ordered from NationsBenefits® by phone, online, or by mail. There is no additional cost for delivery.
NEW In 2022! SilverSneakers®
SilverSneakers® is a national program that gives you a free membership at 15,000 participating gyms nationwide.
Don’t like going to the gym? You can exercise from home with more than 200 workout videos in the SilverSneakers On-DemandTM online library, SilverSneakers LIVETM online classes, and the mobile fitness app, SilverSneakers GOTM. These digital workout programs can hold you accountable with your fitness goals.
NEW In 2022! Transportation
The Routine Medical Transportation benefit offers 48 one-way trips to plan-approved, health-related locations, such as doctor appointments and pharmacies. You can request a taxi, van, sedan, rideshare, or medical transport.
New for 2022, the Non-Medical Transportation benefit offers members 24 one-way trips to churches, grocery stores, community events, senior centers, and more.
MORE Items In 2022! Over-the-Counter (OTC) Items
You receive a generous allowance of $350 every quarter to purchase OTC items. Our new OTC vendor, NationsBenefits®, offers an expanded selection of non-prescription drugs and healthcare products including:
- Denture adhesive
- Sleep aids
- Blood pressure cuffs
- Incontinence products
- Reading glasses
- Diabetic socks
- Bath safety bench
- Fitness tracker and more!
View or download the NationsOTC® Catalog online. The allowance does not carry over to the next quarter. The OTC allowance expires at the end of every month.
INCREASED Allowances In 2022! Dental and Hearing Services
This year, your allowance for Comprehensive Dental is $4,000. Use this allowance for fillings, extractions, crowns, dentures, and more.
Your hearing aid benefit allowance is $2,000. This provides you with a set of hearing aids once every 12 months.
Protect Yourself and Others with the Flu Vaccine
It’s important to get the flu vaccine every year. The flu spreads from person to person through sneezing, coughing, and by touching surfaces that are not clean. The flu is highly contagious. Protect yourself by getting the flu vaccine.
You have two ways to get your flu vaccine. Visit your primary care provider (PCP) if they give the vaccine in their office or go to your local pharmacy. You can now get your flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. Receive a $10 reward for getting your flu vaccine.
Call your PCP or schedule a Virtual Visit if you have flu symptoms – fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, or muscle aches, to name a few. Steps you can take to avoid getting or spreading the flu include:
- Washing your hands often
- Covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough
- Only using a tissue once, then throwing it away
- Not touching your face, eyes, mouth, or nose without washing your hands first
The COVID-19 Vaccine
If you got both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine, then you may be eligible for a COVID-19 booster. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Website to see when you are eligible for your booster.
Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. The CDC recommendation now allows for this type of mix and match dosing for booster vaccines. To find out if you are eligible, talk to your doctor or visit the CDC COVID-19 Website.