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Virginia Beach, VAAugust 15, 2007 -- Optima Health, a nearly 342,000-member Virginia-based health plan, nationally recognized for its quality, service and innovative programs, is now providing group health coverage in Fredericksburg and surrounding King George, Stafford and Spotsylvania counties.

Optima is the only health plan in Virginia ranked in the nation’s top 50 commercial health plans based on clinical quality, member satisfaction and accreditation scores from NCQA, the National Committee for Quality Assurance and U.S.News & World Report. It was also recently named the top health plan in the state for member satisfaction according to a study by the National Research Corporation, a recognized leader in healthcare performance measurement.

“We’re a regional plan covering nearly 342,000 members in Virginia,” said Michael M. Dudley, president of Optima Health. “We offer a new option that brings exceptional quality and customer service to the area.”

Optima’s products include a full range of healthcare plans for large and small employer groups, as well as Medicare Advantage plans for retirees and Optima Family Care, a Medicaid HMO. Individual coverage and consumer directed health plans will be available early next year.

As an established, Virginia-based healthcare provider, Optima is committed to wellness in Virginia. The plan offers award-winning disease management programs that focus on issues such as diabetes, pregnancy, asthma and congestive heart failure management.

Optima Health currently serves members throughout southeast Virginia and the Richmond and Petersburg regions. It will be moving into the remainder of the state later this year.

“We think we have a winning formula for healthcare management in Virginia,” said John E. DeGruttola, senior vice president for sales and marketing. “We offer flexible, affordable health plans with a wealth of disease management and prevention programs to keep our members healthy, and we think that’s a great value.”

Optima also values the opportunity to work with local healthcare providers. “We believe healthcare is local,” DeGruttola said. “We will work with local providers to help us deliver affordable healthcare solutions.”

Optima Health is a service of Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare, the premier provider of hospital and healthcare services in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.


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