Introducing Cardinal Care: Your New Medicaid Program

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The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) rebranded Virginia’s Medicaid program as Cardinal Care.  All managed care and fee-for-service Medicaid members will automatically be part of Cardinal Care.  Cardinal Care, Virginia’s Medicaid Program, will continue to offer members the same health care services and will not reduce or change any existing coverage.

Welcome CCC Plus and Medallion Members

Starting June 1, Medicaid members enrolled in Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus and Medallion will use this website, VirginiaManagedCare.com to choose a health plan, learn about benefits, and find in-network providers. All members can use the Managed Care Helpline,  1-800-643-2273 (TTY: 1-800-817-6608), available Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 6 pm. 

Attention Virginia Premier Members

Virginia Premier will become part of Optima Health.  As of July 1, 2023, Virginia Premier members will be automatically enrolled into Optima Health. Optima Health will send out new Member ID cards in June.  If you are a Virginia Premier member and want to choose a different health plan, please call the Managed Care Helpline, 1-800-643-2273 (TTY: 1-800-817-6608) for assistance.

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is the time when you may change your health plan for any reason. Your open enrollment dates depend on the region where you live.

The next open enrollment dates are:

Central region
April 19, 2023 – June 30, 2023

Northern VA region
June 19, 2023 – August 31, 2023