Producer News

  • Value-based care is built on trust

    Premera is partnering differently with providers to help members get quality care at a fair price. Here’s what we’re doing and why it matters to your clients.

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  • General

    Value-Based Care Is Built on Trust

    Value-Based Care Is Built on Trust | 6/24/2019

    Premera is partnering differently with providers to help members get quality care at a fair price. Here’s what we’re doing and why it matters to your clients.

    It Can Always Be Better | 6/24/2019

    We take communicating with you seriously. Find out how we’re acting on the feedback producers provided through our annual communication survey.
    Raising Awareness of Behavioral Health

    Raising Awareness of Behavioral Health | 5/13/2019

    May is Mental Health Awareness month and this what your clients will want to know.

    New Features Launch on Premera Mobile App | 4/22/2019

    Members now have easy access to Teladoc and a convenient way to share their ID card. Here’s what your clients will experience.
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  • Individual market

    Good News: No Rate Changes for Grandfathered Plans | 2/25/2019

    We sent letters to individuals enrolled in a grandfathered plan that rates will remain unchanged through April 30, 2020.

    Producer Tip: What Happens After You Close a Special Enrollment Sale? | 2/11/2019

    Find out what your clients need to know about their special enrollment process.

    Webinar: LifeSecure Products | 1/21/2019

    Build your book of business by offering your clients LifeSecure products.

    Producer Tips: ID Numbers | 1/21/2019

    Do you know what the three types of ID numbers from Premera mean and how they relate to your clients? Find out.
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  • Group market

    Our Employee Communications Center Makes It Easy for You

    Our Employee Communications Center Makes It Easy for You | 6/10/2019

    We have more than 40 flyers you can customize with your client’s logo and specific benefit details.

    Use These Email Addresses | 6/10/2019

    You and your clients can now submit all requests to one mailbox!
    Premera Dental: A Win-Win for You and Your Clients

    Premera Dental: A Win-Win for You and Your Clients | 4/22/2019

    Selling Premera dental plans along with Premera medical plans helps make healthcare work better for your clients and their employees.

    Get To Know Our Alaska Medical Travel Experts | 4/8/2019

    Find out how our team of medical travel experts help make healthcare work better for Alaska members.
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  • Large group

    Behavioral Health Means More Than Mental Health With Premera

    Behavioral Health Means More Than Mental Health With Premera | 5/28/2019

    Our Enhanced Controlled Substance (ECSU) program helps employers take care of their employees.

    Offer Your Clients Our Most Popular Plans | 5/28/2019

    Preferred Choice medical, pharmacy, and dental benefits provide unmatched access and deep discounts.

    A New Virtual Care Program is Coming to Alaska Members | 5/13/2019

    Beginning June 1, 2019, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska will offer doctor visits via text or online chat through a new program called myCare Alaska.

    Wellness Program: An Included Perk for Your Clients | 2/11/2019

    At Premera, we know how important wellness is to your group clients.
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  • Small group

    More Options Than Before

    More Options Than Before | 3/25/2019

    Remind your clients with 1-50 employees about what’s new for them with a Premera plan.

    New Wellness Program Benefit: Lifestyle Guidance Resources | 3/11/2019

    Your small group clients have a new way to help their employees get support.

    Wellness Program: An Included Perk for Your Clients | 2/11/2019

    At Premera, we know how important wellness is to your group clients.
    Lower Copays for Designating a PCP

    Lower Copays for Designating a PCP | 1/21/2019

    Premera plans offer more value for members who designate a primary care provider (PCP). Tell your group clients.
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  • Pharmacy

    Prior Authorization Update | 6/24/2019

    Because there’s a more cost-effective choice, two drugs now require pre-approval to be covered.

    Vitamin D Coverage Update | 12/10/2018

    Starting January 1, 2019, Vitamin D supplements will not be covered as preventive.

    Premera Helps Members Manage Medication Safely | 11/26/2018

    Premera promotes effective prescription drug use with the Enhanced Controlled Substance Utilization program.

    New: Pharmacy Articles in One Place | 11/26/2018

    Check out the new pharmacy category on our Producer News site and in our e-newsletter.

    Changes to Prior Authorization for Drugs | 11/20/2018

    Be informed about the latest medications that require review.
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  • Medicare

    Your Guide To Getting Medicare Support | 5/13/2019

    Here’s how to get the help you need.

    We’re Contacting Your Medicare Supplement Clients | 12/10/2018

    Want to know about the 2019 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare cost shares? Read our customer letters.
    Premera Medicare Supplement Rates Approved

    Premera Medicare Supplement Rates Approved | 10/22/2018

    The Alaska Division of Insurance (DOI) approved Premera’s rates for 2019 Medicare Supplement plans.
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