Within the Commonwealth of Virginia (its official name), there are nearly 8.39 million people, scattered throughout 95 counties and 38 independent cities. The Medicare-eligible population is nearly 1.38 million, including 255,307 with Medicare Advantage in Virginia. There are also 214,850 residents with plans incorporating Part D prescription drug coverage.
Statewide, Humana is the leading carrier, covering 62 percent of all Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. But there are about 49 additional carriers, including: Central Health Inc., Inovacares, Optima Health Plan and Virginia Premier Health Plan Inc.
On its annual list of top-rated Medicare Advantage plans, U.S. News & World Report awarded Kaiser Permanente the top-rated spot in 2017 with 5/5 stars. Anthem Blue Cross ad Blue Shield, Anthem HealthKeepers and Optima Medicare were all a close second in 2017 with 4.5/5 stars.
For members with Medicare Advantage in Virginia, multiple plan types are available. These include: HMOs and HMO-POS (Point-of-Service) plans, allowing both in- and out-of-network providers; PPOs; PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans; and Medical Savings Account (MSA) plans. Eligible members may select Special Needs Plans (SNPs), as well.
The Virginia Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program (VICAP) is available to Medicare beneficiaries with questions or concerns. To contact this program, please call (800) 552-3402.
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