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  • General

    How to Start Conversations about Mental Health at Work | 5/18/2023

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Be a part of shifting the narrative surrounding mental health in the workplace by creating a #StigmaFree environment

    A New Path to Address Nursing Shortages | 5/18/2023

    Premera invested $1.8 million to help four Washington colleges establish a new educational pathway to help nurses further their education

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month | 4/20/2023

    Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health

    COVID-19 PHE Requirements Ending May 11, 2023 | 4/20/2023

    Read the latest updates on requirements related to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ending

    Premera Blue Cross and EvergreenHealth have reached an agreement | 4/20/2023

    After a long negotiation, EvergreenHealth has come to terms with Premera Blue Cross and rescinded their termination

    Proposed Bill Would Impose Fines on Payors and Providers for Exceeding Growth Benchmark | 4/20/2023

    House Bill 1508 would give the Health Care Cost Transparency Board the authority to levy fines against medical providers and health insurers who exceed the established growth benchmark

    Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Treated at Kinwell | 4/20/2023

    Every week more Premera members head to Kinwell for their advanced primary care needs and there’s still room to grow
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  • Large group

    Opt in to the Kinwell Participation Program and Earn Credit at Next Renewal | 2/16/2023

    Fully insured and OptiFlex groups have the opportunity to earn credit towards their next renewal by increasing participation at Kinwell

    Extended Payment Integrity Services | 1/19/2023

    Important updates to the Premera Post-Payment Extended Recovery Program for 2023

    No Surprises Act - Independent Dispute Resolution | 1/19/2023

    Beginning March 1, 2023, arbitration fees will be passed on to self-funded and OptiFlex groups

    Large Groups (51+): Important deadlines for Renewal | 12/15/2022

    We would like to share with you some important reminders that many of our large-size businesses find to be helpful this time of year
  • More large group news

  • Small group

    Employer Agreements and Benefit Booklets Move to Digital Delivery | 3/16/2023

    Employer agreements and benefit booklets are going paperless

    Small Group: New Washington Multiple Choice Guidelines | 2/16/2023

    Premera is pleased to announce changes in the multiple-choice guidelines for small groups (1-50 employees). These changes are available for groups with effective dates beginning October 1, 2022

    Reminder: Group Size Attestation Requirement | 9/20/2022

    A Group Size Attestation form is required annually for renewing small groups

    Members Matter | 9/23/2021

    A new pilot feedback program is launching soon
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  • Pharmacy

    Survey Now Closed for Prescription Drug Data Collection | 5/18/2023

    The employer survey for prescription drug data is now closed to meet the June 1, 2023, CMS submission deadline

    Your deadline to submit information for the RxDC report is April 26 | 4/20/2023

    Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, health issuers offering group or individual health coverage and self-funded group health plans must submit detailed data on prescription drug pricing and healthcare spending

    Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy Name Change | 4/20/2023

    New name, same patient-first service

    Update: Prescription Drug Data Collection (RxDC) Reporting | 3/16/2023

    Find out how Premera plans to support reference year 2022 reporting for groups, due June 1, 2023

    Kroger – Express Scripts Termination Reminder | 1/19/2023

    Kroger Pharmacies are no longer in-network as of January 1, 2023
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