Taking great care of our customers is important to us. That’s why we offer a range of benefits that support your clients, bring them more value, and make selecting their health plans simple.
Sales materials for our 2018 group brochures and benefit highlights are available on the secure producer dashboard. Just look for 2018 sales brochures under the Tools and Resources section.
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Medical Benefits Guide
Personal funding accounts offer your business a consumer-driven approach to improving the bottom line - combining quality healthcare coverage with a choice of tax-advantaged healthcare spending accounts.
Personal funding accounts:
USAble Life is an independent company offering life and disability products to Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska employer groups and members. USAble Life is solely responsible for its products and services. USAble Life and Premera affiliate LifeWise Assurance Company do not provide Blue Cross Blue Shield products or services.
Are you a group with 1-50 employees? You have several package options from which to choose for adding these financial benefits for your employees. See the brochure for more details.
Employers of 10 or more enrolled employees can choose from the following:
Group Life Insurance
As part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, all health plans must provide a summary of benefits in a standard four-page format. These summaries help you understand how a plan works and makes comparing plans easier.
Small Group Plan SBCs
For groups renewing January - December 2016
Grandfathered (2 - 50 employees)
Non-grandfathered (51 - 99 employees)
Non-grandfathered groups with plan extensions (2 - 50 employees) - Extended plans will have no changes to benefits, rates, eligibility, or any other provisions.
Request for Rates
Group Size Attestation
By the 1st of each month:
Completed enrollment/renewal materials for new/renewing groups must be received at Premera by the first of each month for groups requesting personal funding account setup to ensure eligibility by the start date.
By the 20th of each month for enrolling, (or 15th for renewing):
Completed enrollment/renewal materials must be received at Premera for all other products for new/renewing groups with effective dates of the 1st of the following month to ensure eligibility by the start date.
Follow these steps to complete your enrollment/renewal:
This section provides Fax-back forms to submit a request for review and approval and forms related to Express Scripts Home Delivery or prescription drugs
Express Scripts Home Delivery Mail-Order Form - Order prescription drugs through the mail from Express Scripts. On behalf of Premera, Express Scripts is an independent company providing pharmacy benefit services.
Health, Allergy & Medication Questionnaire - Complete this questionnaire for all new mail prescriptions to help protect yourself against potentially
harmful drug interactions and side effects.
Prescription Drug Reimbursement Form - Apply for reimbursement of your prescription costs.
2018 small group creditable coverage status report2017 small group creditable coverage status report
2017 small group creditable coverage tested against 2018 Medicare Part D threshold amounts (if your plan straddles 2017 and 2018 reference this list).
The CMS website offers general information about Medicare Part D.
Premera no longer sends creditable coverage notices to members on behalf of groups with pharmacy plans prior to the Medicare annual open enrollment period.
Employers will need to send the notifications required by the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) to their Medicare-eligible employees and dependents. This act requires employers to let their Medicare-eligible employees and dependents know whether the prescription
drug coverage in their employer health plan pays on average as much as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage.
Additional information is found at the following pages of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
Federal law requires employer groups to notify the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) if their prescription drug coverage for Medicare beneficiaries is creditable. CMS requires employer groups to submit a Creditable Coverage Disclosure form each year or upon any change that could affect whether the drug coverage offered is creditable.
We will continue to mail creditable coverage notices, as required under the MMA to individual and Medicare Supplement subscribers.
Beginning with quotes provided for April 1, 2017 effective dates, all Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska producers will be required to use the Rapid Rate quoting tool to receive a metallic group plan quote.
The majority of the market currently uses Rapid Rate because you get secure, instant access to proposals for your clients. By asking everyone to Rapid Rate, we can provide faster and more accurate quoting results for producers.
Requests for new quotes not generated by Rapid Rate will require approval from Alaska's sales team.
Learn from the experts by viewing this short webinar.
MORE ABOUT RAPID RATE
Rapid Rate is a:
To use the tool, you must be a registered Producer, be appointed with Premera and meet minimum requirements. In addition, you must use Internet Explorer 11 or 8.
We offer a variety of programs and services that are designed to keep employees healthy, lower costs, and reward people for doing the right thing.
More information about our Health and Wellness programs is available on the wellness page.
Get support for a healthy lifestyle with Member Discounts.