The Grove

Quarterly Magazines

Winter 2021: Welcome the New Year with The Grove

In our winter edition of  The Grove  we remind you of a few important steps to take as a member in 2021 and provide a quick list of helpful resources to keep for the rest of the year.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

November 2020: Simplifying your Medications

In our autumn edition of The Grove we introduce you to Dr. Jennifer Polzin, a clinical pharmacist, share ways to simplify ordering your medications, and let you know what to expect at the doctor’s office in the midst of COVID-19. 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Blog Posts

Coping With Loneliness During The COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 is causing massive disruptions to our daily lives, and while “we’re all in this together” is helpful in theory, if you live alone the required social distancing can be particularly trying. “We are, by our nature, social creatures who are literally wired to connect with others, and we need that..."

Sunday, March 22, 2020

We’re Launching a Medicare Advantage Member Advisory Council

Premera Blue Cross is creating a Medicare Member Advisory Council (MAC).   “The customer is the center of all we do” is the core tenet of Premera’s values. Creating this council will allow us to put that value to action by working together with members during meetings, identifying with their points of view

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Use your Over-the-Counter benefit today!

As a Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage member, you receive up to $50 each quarter to use on over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness products through OTC Health Solutions. That’s up to $200 per year to spend on generic personal care items, bath and safety supplies, incontinence items, and more! Your...

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

7 of Your Questions about the Covid-19 Vaccines, answered

The rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations has created a lot of understandable questions about, well, all of it. Dr. Steven Jacobson, medical director, and clinical pharmacist Emily Tsiao stopped by New Day Northwest to answer as many of those questions as they could.   Q: Is the vaccine safe?

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

4 Tips for Growing a Healthy Northwest Vegetable Garden

Gardening is great for your health—and not just because growing a Northwest vegetable garden may inspire you to eat better. Gardening has been linked to stress relief, an improvement in overall mental health and even a lower risk of dementia. Growing a Northwest vegetable garden is particularly rewarding. See

Tuesday, June 29, 2021