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Awards and Accreditations

Optima Health along with its parent company, Sentara Healthcare, has received several awards and accreditations for our products

 

Optima Health along with its parent company, Sentara Healthcare, has received several awards and accreditations for our products, wellness programs and company performance.

These awards recognize our commitment to providing innovations and services to improve health every day.

NCQA Accreditation

NCQA Accreditation

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation is the nation’s most trusted independent source for driving health care improvement that results in bottom-line value for health care purchasers.1

Optima Health is pleased that NCQA has recognized our quest for excellence. For 16 consecutive years, Optima Health Plan has received NCQA accreditation for its commercial HMO/POS health plans and Medicaid HMO product.2

A- Rating from Weiss Ratings

A+ Rating from Weiss Ratings

Optima Health has received an A- rating for financial soundness from Weiss Ratings, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of ratings.

This rating recognizes Optima Health as an insurer offering excellent financial stability for its customers, vendors, and employees. Fewer than thirteen percent of the nation’s HMOs and health insurers meet Weiss Ratings’ criteria for excellent financial strength.3

C. Everett Koop National Health Awards

C. Everett Koop National Health Awards

The Health Project commends programs with demonstrated effectiveness in influencing personal health habits and the cost effective use of health care services.

The parent company of Optima Health, Sentara Healthcare, was recognized by The Health Project for its Mission: Health program and awarded honorable mention in the 2011 C. Everett Koop National Health Award Winners.4

American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Company Platinum-level Award

American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Company Platinum-level Award

From 2010 to 2013 the parent company of Optima Health, Sentara Healthcare, has been awarded the American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Company Platinum-level Award, recognizing employers that champion employees’ health and create a culture of physical activity.5

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National Health Information Awards

The National Health Information Awards

The National Health Information Awards program, organized by the Health Information Resource Center, honors high-quality consumer health information.6

Eating for Life, an Optima Health MyLife MyPlan program, received the 2013 National Health Information Award at the Bronze level in the Total Health Information Program, Hospital and Health Care Systems.7

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American Cancer Society Excellence In Workplace Tobacco Control Award

American Cancer Society

In 2010, the parent company of Optima Health, Sentara Healthcare, was awarded Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control from the American Cancer Society, recognizing employers for outstanding contributions to the global fight against cancer.8

 

1 www.ncqa.org
2 NCQA Accreditation Letters, 1998-2013
3 Weiss Ratings Award Letter, December 2013
4 C. Everett Koop National Health Awards Letter, July 2011
5 www.startwalkingnow.org/documents/Platinum101112.pdf
6 www.healthawards.com
7 National Health Information Award Letter, November 2013
8 American Cancer Society Award Letter, April 2010