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 throughout most of Virginia, excluding some suburban areas outside of Washington, DC (Fairfax, Vienna, and an area east of State Route 123). The company has 16 offices across the state.
The company is one of several WellPoint divisions that operate under the Anthem brand. Through its HealthKeepers unit (operating as HealthKeepers Plus), Anthem Health of Virginia offers Medicaid plans under the state FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan) and FAMIS Plus (children's Medicaid for low-income families) programs. HealthKeepers Plus also offers Medicaid managed care plans known as Medallion II plans.
The health plan's life and disability offerings are provided through affiliate Anthem Life. Through other WellPoint affiliates, the company offers consumer driven health plans, vision plans, and dental plans. It also offers WellPoint's Federal Blue program for federal employees and BlueCard coverage for multi-state employer groups. The Anthem companies promote preventative care and wellness programs as a means of lowering health care costs.
Each year Anthem Health Plans of Virginia conducts community outreach programs to improve wellness and awareness in the community.
The company widens its operations by extending plan offerings into new territories. In 2012, for instance, Anthem Health Plans of Virginia's HealthKeepers Plus division expanded its Medallion II and FAMIS offerings into three new counties (Amherst, Appomattox, and Campbell) and the city of Lynchburg. In 2013 the company launched certain HealthKeepers plans on the new state health insurance exchange marketplace.
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