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Anthem awarded three-year contract by the commonwealth

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been awarded a three-year contract by the Commonwealth of Virginia to administer health benefits for nearly 250,000 state and municipal health plan members.

The agreement, which will be effective July 1, calls for an option of three additional years.

“We are pleased to continue our more than 40-year partnership as the returning health benefits administrator for the Commonwealth of Virginia,” C. Burke King, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing our strong tradition of providing access to the best care possible for state employees and their families.”

In addition to being the incumbent medical and vision benefit provider, Anthem will now provide behavioral health benefits, employee assistance program services, flexible spending account administration and serve as the pharmacy benefit manager for the commonwealth.

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