Virginia Premier Medicare plan accepting new members

vcuVirginia Premier Health Plan Inc. is accepting new enrollees into a brand new health care product for 2017, Virginia Premier Elite (HMO SNP), as open enrollment continues. Virginia Premier Elite is a Medicare-approved Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan that provides access to health care for those who receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits. The plan will be active starting Jan. 1.

“We’re really excited to roll out Virginia Premier Elite,” said Greg Roedersheimer, Virginia Premier Elite Program director. “If you’re dual-eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, there’s a whole menu of benefits available to you, but accessing it all can be extraordinarily complicated. Elite is basically going to summarize and simplify all of that, so that members can draw on those benefits and, as we like to say, take charge of their own health care. It’ll make the health care experience much easier for them — not just for members of Virginia Premier Elite, but for caregivers and providers, too.”

Virginia Premier Elite is an innovative option for anyone enrolled in:

  • Medicare Parts A, B, and D; and
  • Medicaid, either the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Plus (QMB+), or the Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary Plus (SLMB+) program.

In addition to receiving Medicare’s standard set of benefits, members of Virginia Premier Elite will have access to dental, vision, hearing, physical therapy services and more. Members will be given a care manager who will help them access all the care and coverage options offered by Medicare, Medicaid, and Virginia Premier’s network of more than 10,000 providers. Many of these services, including coverage for various prescription drugs, will come at no cost to the member.

Anyone seeking to enroll may contact Virginia Premier directly at 1-877-739-1370 (TTY: 711). For more information, and to contact a plan advisor to learn more about Virginia Premier Elite, please visit


About Virginia Premier

Virginia Premier Health Plan Inc. is a non-profit Managed Care Organization owned by VCU Health System ( Virginia Premier meets the needs of underserved and vulnerable populations in Virginia by delivering quality driven, culturally sensitive and financially viable healthcare. For more information, visit

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