Anthem Health Plans of Virginia raises a song of health insurance to many residents of the Old Dominion State. A subsidiary of WellPoint and the state's largest health insurer, the company provides PPO, HMO, and traditional indemnity health plans to individuals, groups, and government employees. Its health plan offerings include Medicare supplemental and Medicare Advantage plans, as well as HMOs (under the name HealthKeepers Plus) for Medicaid recipients. Anthem Health Plans of Virginia also sells some non-Blue insurance products including life, accident, and disability coverage. The company is a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and does business as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Anthem Health Plans of Virginia operates in most areas of the state, excluding some suburbs in the Washington, DC, area. The company is one of several WellPoint divisions operating under the Anthem brand. It offers its Medicaid plans to Virginia's FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan) and FAMIS Plus (children's Medicaid for families with low or no income) enrollees through its HealthKeepers, Peninsula Health Care, and Priority Health Care subsidiaries.
The health plan's life and disability offerings are provided through affiliate Anthem Life. Through other WellPoint affiliates, the company offers Lumenos®-branded consumer driven health plans and dental plans. It also offers WellPoint's Federal Blue program for federal employees. The Anthem companies promote preventative care and wellness programs as a means of lowering health care costs.
In 2011 Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, along with associates and its corporate foundation, contributed hours and finances (more than 1,365 volunteer hours and more than $1.5 million) toward health-related causes and community events to promote youth health, heart health, and physical activity and raise awareness of unnecessary preterm births and the fight against cancer.
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