Virginia’s Insurance Marketplace Sees Increased Enrollment at Close of its First Open Enrollment Period

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 JAN 24, 2024 RICHMOND – More than 400,000 Virginians signed up for health care coverage during the first open enrollment period for Virginia’s Insurance Marketplace, which took place from November 1, 2023, to January 16, 2024. The number of health insurance enrollments in Virginia increased by nearly 14 percent from the previous year and marked a major milestone for Virginia’s new …

Open Enrollment in Virginia’s Insurance Marketplace Ends January 16

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January 11, 2024 Contact: Andy Farmer Email: Andy.Farmer@scc.virginia.gov   Telephone: 804-371-9141 RICHMOND – The State Corporation Commission’s Health Benefit Exchange reminds Virginians that January 16, 2024, is the deadline to apply for, re-enroll in, or change health insurance for 2024 on Virginia’s Insurance Marketplace. Virginians who enroll by 11:59 p.m. on January 16 will have coverage that starts February 1, …

Family Insight Launches Revolutionary Healthcare Delivery System

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Virginia-based behavioral health service provider Family Insight introduces an innovative, comprehensive healthcare model for its patients. October 12, 2023 05:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Family Insight, Virginia’s leading provider of mental health and substance use disorder treatment, is proud to introduce a pioneer healthcare initiative called the Complete Care Model. This innovative approach represents a significant leap forward …

Kaiser Permanente Names New Mid-Atlantic Regional President

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NEWS PROVIDED BYKaiser Permanente  31 Oct, 2023, 15:30 ET Israel Rocha Returns to DC with 20 Years of Experience Leading Integrated Public Health Systems ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Kaiser Permanente has announced that Israel Rocha has been named regional president of the health system’s Mid-Atlantic region. Rocha will officially begin his role with Kaiser Permanente on December 4. In this role, he …

Launch of Virginia’s Insurance Marketplace Connects Virginians to Affordable Health Insurance

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November 1, 2023 Contact: Andy Farmer Email: Andy.Farmer@scc.virginia.gov  Telephone: 804-371-9141 RICHMOND – The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is announcing the November 1 launch of Virginia’s Insurance Marketplace, which replaces HealthCare.gov as the Commonwealth’s official health benefit exchange. Virginia residents can enroll now in health insurance for 2024 on Virginia’s Insurance Marketplace during the Open Enrollment Period, which ends January 15, …

Opinion: Using vulnerable Virginians as bargaining chips must stop

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Originally published in The Virginian-Pilot: https://www.pilotonline.com/2023/08/12/opinion-using-vulnerable-virginians-as-bargaining-chips-must-stop/ By MONICA SCHMUDE | Guest Columnist August 12, 2023 at 6:05 p.m. Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) has deployed a deeply concerning new tactic in its recent negotiations with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In short: BSMH terminated its provider contracts relating to Anthem’s Medicare Advantage and Medicaid members in an effort to …

Magnolia Rose receives $40,000 to provide shelter for human trafficking victims

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The News Virginian (Waynesboro) Marshall Pattie is the board president of Magnolia Rose and Jessica Garcia is the co-founder of the organization that rescues and rehabilitates victims of human trafficking. Bob Stuart, The News Virginian Bob Stuart Magnolia Rose, a Waynesboro-based organization combating human trafficking, has received a $40,000 grant to help provide emergency shelter for the victims it serves. …

The MolinaCares Accord Invests Over $430,000 to Improve Access to Care and Health Outcomes for the City of Petersburg

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Caroline Zubieta, Caroline.Zubieta@MolinaHealthcare.com, 562-951-1588  PETERSBURG, Va. – July 12, 2023 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Virginia (“Molina”), is launching its MolinaCares Partnership for Petersburg initiative with an initial investment of over $430,000 to improve access to care and community health for the city of Petersburg. Improving access to care and health outcomes in Petersburg is part of Molina’s ongoing …

Virginia Premier Medicaid members to become Optima Health members

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All Sentara Health Medicaid membership will move into a single plan as Optima Health in mid-summer; Optima Health will transition to the new name Sentara Health Plans by the end of 2023. May 10, 2023 About Sentara Virginia Premier and Optima Health will combine into a single plan. Virginia Premier, which provides Medicaid coverage to more than 300,000 Virginians, will …

Monica Schmude Named President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia

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April 12, 2023 Industry veteran with strong healthcare background, focus on communities RICHMOND, Va. — Anthem announced today that Monica Schmude has been named President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia. “Monica brings a commitment to fulfilling our mission of improving the lives and communities we serve across the state,” said Kurt C. Small, President, East Region, for …