In 1994, Vantage Health Plan, Inc., was formed by physicians who wanted to provide quality healthcare coverage through the teamwork of physicians and their patients. That commitment to quality and care is still inherent in Vantage today. Vantage’s membership has grown steadily over the past 20 years, now providing health insurance coverage for nearly 50,000 members and contracting with over 15,000 Louisiana healthcare providers. Vantage prides itself in offering friendly, excellent customer service and quality healthcare products.
Vantage is a visible example of commitment to bettering the lives of our members and community. Vantage hosts tailgating parties for the community during several events including the Warhawk Triathlon and Dragon Boat Races. Employees also volunteer in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, Ouachita Council on Aging’s Shindig, Party on the Rooftop, and the American Heart Association’s Go Red event. Vantage’s co-ed softball team also participates every year in the community league.
Nothing, however, is more evident of Vantage’s commitment than the ongoing beautification efforts of downtown Monroe. In addition to completely renovating every floor of the Vantage Tower (formerly Ouachita National Bank), Vantage also purchased the former Central Bank Building, located at 300 DeSiard St. Along with the renovations to the Vantage Central Building, the new Central Park was added as a symbol of the rebirth and renewal of downtown Monroe. The park offers employees a place for relaxation and the citizens of Monroe something to admire. In early 2017, Vantage opened the Vantage State Building in downtown Monroe. This building, the former State Office Building, which was first the Virginia Hotel, dates back to 1925. The six-story office building allows for public access to Vantage’s Marketing and Member Services departments, a beautifully renovated lobby and mezzanine, the “Rooftop Garden” for meetings and private events, and two large retail spaces on the ground floor.
Currently, Vantage owns a total of seven buildings and five parking lots downtown.
Vantage Health Plan, Inc. strives to be a health care innovator by proactively seeking opportunities to improve the quality of health care while balancing the cost of that care.