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  • Company Closure Notice
    Premera will be closed on Monday, May 25. During this time, all of our online tools will be available. We expect higher-than-normal call volumes on Tuesday, May 26, so we encourage you to continue using our online tools to avoid long wait times.

  • Premera Targeted by Cyberattack 

    March 17, 2015: Today, we are announcing that Premera Blue Cross has been the target of a sophisticated cyberattack. The security of our members’ personal information, as well as the information of those with whom we do business, is a top priority for Premera, and we regret any concern this incident may cause. Additional information is available at www.premeraupdate.com.

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  • Anthem cyberattack and impact to Premera members

    For ongoing updates, we encourage you and your employer clients to visit our employer website. Members can be directed to premeranews.com/anthem as a resource for their questions. Updates to these resources will occur regularly as the situation evolves.

    Find a Doctor tool enhancements

    Our newly improved Find a Doctor tool (provider search engine) now offers members better cost information, smarter features, and deeper quality reviews once logged in. Check out these new features by logging in or talking to your sales representative today.

    New discounts for our members

    Check out the latest discounts available to members through these new vendors: 

    • Meals to Heal
    • BG Birthing Gown
    • Dr. Vita

    Go to our member discounts page for all the details. Discounts may not be available in all locations, so members need to check with the company offering the discount first.

    Removing member prior authorization penalty with contracted providers

    As business renews, beginning January 1, 2015, members will no longer be financially liable if contracted providers fail to obtain a required prior authorization. This affects Individual and Small Group Metallic plans and Large Group fully-insured plans.

    Individual and small groups 

    • Contracted providers- If the provider fails to obtain prior authorization, the member is not penalized.
    • Non-contracted providers- If the provider fails to obtain prior authorization, the claim is administratively denied and the provider may bill the member for the full amount

    Midsized and large groups 

    • Contracted providers- If the provider fails to obtain prior authorization, the member is not penalized.
    • Non-contracted providers- If the provider fails to obtain prior authorization, the claim is paid to the allowed amount- less 50% to a maximum of $1,500- and the provider may bill the member

    This change is designed to improve compliance with the prior authorization program and make coverage more predictable for members.

    Premera now covers virtual care

    Virtual care gives members immediate and convenient access to care whenever and wherever they need it (except in Idaho).

    Members who are covered (as plans enroll or renew beginning January 1, 2015) receive care virtually from their own doctor or from a doctor at our national provider service, Teladoc®. Covered members can get care via phone call, online video, or other online media at least as easily as they walk into an office and get care face to face. See our virtual care flyer!

    Our new virtual care solution is getting a lot of media coverage. Check out an article in the Seattle Times, Herald Business Journal, or State of Reform.

    And the networks grow!

    Premera has expanded both the Heritage Signature and Heritage Prime networks. Look at our hospital list to see which facilities are in these networks for January.

    Individual accident, critical care and life plans

    Premera Blue Cross is pleased to offer Individual accident, critical illness, and life coverage through our new relationship with Washington National Insurance Company. Your clients will receive supplemental protection against accidental injuries with Accident Assure. Critical illness coverage for cancer, heart, stroke, and kidney conditions is available with Critical Solutions. Washington National also offers straightforward, assured life insurance with Life Assure. Contact your sales executive for more information.

    New admin guide

    Individual Admin Guide 

    Small group wellness programs with built-in rewards

    Use our new wellness program to:

    • Save 7.5% on premiums for each employee who completes the wellness activities
    • Reward employee healthy behaviors with a $100 Visa® debit card (earned upon completion of wellness activities)

    Check out this flyer for more information on these online tools.

    Preventive Services lists

    For non-grandfathered members, many preventive services received in network are covered in full as part of healthcare reform.

    Preventive Care Services - non-grandfathered plans
    Preventive Care Services - grandfathered plans