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    New Design for Premera Employer News | 12/18/2023

    Visit and bookmark our new page to find the latest updates and exciting new changes

    Network Update, Eastern Washington | 11/16/2023

    We will keep you informed as negotiations continue so you are aware of our progress

    Stay Healthy this Season | 11/16/2023

    One of the best ways to protect your health is to stay up to date with your vaccinations—whether you’re protecting yourself from the flu, COVID-19, or RSV

    5 things to know about COVID, flu, and RSV | 10/19/2023

    With COVID, the flu, and RSV having similar symptoms, it can be difficult to know if you should get a test, quarantine, or just take it easy. Here are 10 things to know that will help your employees navigate their symptoms

    Reminder: Open Enrollment Materials Are Available in B’link | 10/19/2023

    We offer several resources in two convenient packages in the B’link employee communications center

    Kinwell Yakima Location to Close | 10/19/2023

    By realigning our resources, Kinwell can focus on growing the capacity of remaining clinics to provide excellent primary care to more Premera Blue Cross members across Washington

    Setting Up Workplace Program for COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines | 9/21/2023

    On Tuesday, September 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved two mRNA vaccines, from Pfizer and Moderna, for those 6 months and older
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  • Large group

    The Premera Approach to Gene and Cell Therapy | 11/16/2023

    Premera is making it possible for self-funded employers to provide these life-changing therapies without exorbitant costs

    A New Plan Option is Available Starting January 1 – Premera Pathfinder | 9/21/2023

    Introducing our new fully insured health plan option that delivers you a balance between savings, access, and flexibility

    The Early Bird Gets the Discount | 9/19/2023

    If you have a fully insured or OptiFlex plan, you may be eligible for an early bird discount at renewal

    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
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  • Small group

    Reminder: Group Size Attestation Requirement | 7/18/2023

    In order for Premera to comply with state and federal regulations, it is necessary for employer groups to provide certain information, a Group Size Attestation form, for determining their group size eligibility

    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
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  • Pharmacy

    Update to Preventive Services Drug Coverage | 10/19/2023

    Learn about age-specific ranges we’ll be applying to preventive prescription drugs

    Pharmacy MarketWatch | 10/19/2023

    We are implementing new programs and modular formulary options that will continue to save our members money and reduce pharmacy spend

    The Buzz Around GLP-1 Medications | 8/21/2023

    GLP-1 brand name medications like Wegovy and Ozempic are impacting drug trends and pharmacy benefits

    Introducing Rx Savings Solutions | 7/18/2023

    Rx Savings Solutions offers members personalized alerts regarding saving opportunities on their prescriptions

    Prescription data submitted to CMS | 6/15/2023

    Premera successfully submitted prescription drug data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
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