VIRGINIA HEALTH INSURANCE
Bureau of Insurance, State Corporation Commission-Licenses all health insurance companies, HMOs, and health services plans. The Consumer Services Section, Life and Health Division, assists Virginia consumers in resolving disputes with insurance companies, HMOs, health services plans, and the agents who may sell such insurance programs in Virginia. The bureau will also provide addresses and telephone numbers of insurance companies that are licensed to sell insurance in Virginia.
Health Insurance Benefit for State Retirees
Retired state employees are eligible to participate in the State Retiree Health Benefits Program administrated by the Department of Human Resource Management(DHRM). VRS deducts the health insurance premiums from your monthly retirement benefit payment. If your benefit is not sufficient to cover the insurance deduction, you are billed directly by your health insurance carrier. You must apply for the State Retiree Health Benefits Program within 31 days of your last day of employment.
VIRGINIA MEDICAL INSURANCE STATISTICS
Consider the following statistics about health care coverage in Virginia:
Total Virginia Residents – 7,608,842
Virginia uninsured residents – 13.78%
Total Virginia HMO enrollment – 1,259,303
Avg annual employee premium in VA employer-sponsored plan (after employer contribute): $988
Avg VA hospital cost per inpatient day (before insurance) – $1,622
VIRGINIA HEALTH PLANS
Virginia health plans for individuals, families and small businesses from most of the leading Virginia health insurance companies.
Virginia State Health Resources
Residents can also refer to a number of resources within Virginia:
Office of Family Health Services
Information on over 50 programs designed to strengthen the health of local communities
An Individual and Family Health Plan in Virginia
A new Virginia private health insurance plan may be right for you if:
You are self employed
Your employer does not offer a group plan
You are enrolled in a group plan, but it does not cover spouses or dependents
You are enrolled in a health plan, but the premiums are too high
You are enrolled in a health plan, but your benefits needs have changed
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan .FAMIS is committed to insuring access to affordable health insurance for children. This information is available in both English and Spanish.
Virginia Student Health gives you access to care by working closely with your school and with a network of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and specialists throughout the country.