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Updated: September 22, 2009
Anthem BCBS Retains The Commonwealth Of Virginia Health Insurance Account

The Commonwealth of Virginia has awarded Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia a two-year contract. The contract is for more than 220,000 state and local health plan members, and the agreement calls for an option of three additional years.

"We're pleased to again work with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to offer health care benefits to state employees and their families," said Governor Timothy M. Kaine. "By partnering with Anthem, we plan to continue the great strides we've made to help state employees make the move toward a healthier lifestyle by taking advantage of the programs and services that will be offered."

Under the contract, state employees will have access to Anthem's physician and hospital network, along with health management programs that include:

  • Disease management: a comprehensive program for asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity.
  • Personal Health Record: an online health information repository, including claims and laboratory data, which enables state employees to better track and manage their health.
  • Maternity management: a prenatal program that helps ensure healthy pregnancies.
  • Weight management: a partnership with the Commonwealth to bring Weight Watchers to the workplace with a special 50 percent reimbursement program for state employees.
  • Smoking cessation and onsite health screening programs for state employees.
  • Vision care: a separate optional vision benefit through its Blue View Vision product.

"As Virginia's largest health insurer, we are pleased to continue our nearly four-decade long partnership as the primary health insurance carrier for the Commonwealth of Virginia," said C. Burke King, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. "We look forward to continuing our strong tradition of serving the needs of state employees and their families."

Address: Anthem Blue Cross And Blue Shield, 2015 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230; (804) 354-7000, www.anthem.com.


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The Executive Report on Managed Care

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