Along with the great service and rich network access you have come to expect from Premera, you'll find benefits tailored to the needs of Alaska-based small employers.
Premera will no longer send creditable coverage notices to members on behalf of groups with pharmacy plans prior to the Medicare annual open enrollment period.
Learn what this means by selecting Available direct from Premera for effective dates on or after 1/1/2016.
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For the past 10 years, Premera has mailed creditable coverage notices to identified members on behalf of our groups with pharmacy plans prior to the Medicare Annual open enrollment period. Starting this year, we will no longer provide this courtesy mailing.
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:
The small group creditable coverage status report has already been completed for current 2016 plans. Later this summer, we will re-post current 2016 plans tested against 2017 Medicare Part D threshold amounts. In the late fall, we will post 2017 standard plans against the same threshold amounts.
We will continue to mail creditable coverage notices, as required under the MMA to individual and Medicare Supplement subscribers.
Balance Plus Bronze PCP 5500-6350
Balance Plus Silver PCP 1700-2000-3000-4000
Balance Plus Gold PCP 500-750-1000-1500
Balance Plus Bronze HSA 3850-5250
Balance Plus Silver HSA 1500-2500
Balance Select Silver 2000-3000
Balance Select Gold 500-1000-1500
Balance Select Bronze HSA 3850-5250
Balance Select Silver HSA 1500-2500
For Groups Renewing January - December 2016
Grandfathered (2 - 50 employees)
Non-grandfathered (51 - 99 employees)
Non-grandfathered Groups with Plans Extensions (2 - 50 employees) - Extended plans will have no changes to benefits, rates, eligibility, or any other provisions.
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 people understand how a plan works and makes comparing plan easier.
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Supplemental Guide for Small Group Plans
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