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SUN Fall Newsletter
- FAMIS Marketing Campaign
- New Profile of Virginia's Uninsured Now Available
- Open Enrollment for VCU and UVA
- SUN Trainings
- A Healthy Virginia
- FAMIS Program Enrollment as of October 1, 2015
FAMIS Marketing Campaign
The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) recently released new, vibrant TV and radio commercials to promote the FAMIS Programs! These new marketing materials are being rolled out as part of DMAS's Back-to-School outreach efforts.
To hear the English language radio spot, click here
To hear the Spanish language radio spot, click here
New brochures and posters - in English and Spanish - to raise awareness about the FAMIS Programs will be available later in the year. They will be available to order from CoverVirginia
New Profile of Virginia's Uninsured Now Available
Each year, VHCF contracts with The Urban Institute to produce a Profile of Virginia's Uninsured
. The Profile
provides a deep analysis of the most recent Census data about Virginia's uninsured, including regional rates of uninsurance, demographics, work status and much more. To access the report, click here
There are still 64,000 uninsured children under 200% FPL. These data may come in handy as organizations reach out to families with uninsured children who are eligible for coverage and remain unenrolled.
Please note: This report includes data from 2013 (pre-Health Insurance Marketplace) and The Urban Institute report includes a special analysis that more accurately estimates the number of uninsured. The analysis by The Urban Institute shows a higher number of uninsured in Virginia than may be reported by other sources.
Open Enrollment for VCU and UVA
State employees now have the option to enroll their eligible children in the FAMIS Programs. Open Enrollment for most state employees occurred in the Spring. Open Enrollment for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the University of Virginia (UVA) is coming.
- UVA Open Enrollment: October 5 - 30
- VCU Open Enrollment: November 1-16
As a result of the targeted outreach efforts to state employees during the May Open Enrollment period, 902 children and 18 pregnant women were enrolled by calling CoverVirginia. UVA employees can enroll by calling CoverVirginia between September 28 - October 23 at 1-855-242-8282 and select Option 8 for special assistance. VCU employees can call Cover Virginia for special assistance between October 19 - November 9. This unit was developed at CoverVirginia specifically to allow state employees to make a decision and provide expedited processing during Open Enrollment.
SignUpNow State-Sponsored Health Insurance for Children and Pregnant Women trainings will be held around the Commonwealth in the coming months. VHCF will be in Chesterfield (October 28), Stephens City (November 10), Virginia Beach (November 19), Woodbridge (December 1),
Wytheville (December 3
), and Bedford (December 9
). Details are available here.
A Healthy Virginia
In September 2014, Governor McAuliffe unveiled his 10-point A Healthy Virginia plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians.
One goal is to enroll 35,000 more children in the FAMIS Programs between September 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016. As of September 1, 2015 total children's enrollment in FAMIS and FAMIS Plus had increased by 15,592 children since September 1, 2014. To access the plan, click here
FAMIS Program Enrollment as of October 1, 2015:
- 57,158 children were enrolled in FAMIS (including 106 in FAMIS Select)
- 533,203 children were enrolled in FAMIS Plus (including 49,387 in the CHIP Medicaid Expansion)
- 1,102 pregnant women were enrolled in FAMIS MOMS
- 16,869 pregnant women were enrolled in Medicaid for Pregnant Women
- 112,071 men and women were enrolled in Plan First
- 613 former foster care youth are enrolled in Medicaid