Producer News

  • Relay Mobile Messaging Coming to Members in 2023

    Learn more about the text messages your clients will receive linking them to a personalized experience.

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  • General

    Synergie Medication Collective Launches to Lower Specialty Medication Costs | 1/12/2023

    Premera and other Blue Cross Blue Shield companies come together to launch Synergie Medication Collective

    Avoid Long Wait Times with the Secure Member Portal | 1/12/2023

    The new plan year often results in lots of questions, many of which can be answered in the secure member portal

    Premera Is Prepared to Support Urgent Behavioral Health Needs | 1/12/2023

    Customer service and case management teams are ready to support members with next-day appointments

    Kroger – Express Scripts Termination Reminder | 1/12/2023

    Kroger Pharmacies are no longer in-network as of January 1, 2023
  • More general news

  • Individual market

    Relay Mobile Messaging Coming to Members in 2023 | 1/12/2023

    Learn more about the text messages your clients will receive linking them to a personalized experience

    Online Resources to Help You Through Open Enrollment | 12/7/2022

    Open enrollment is a breeze with these available resources

    Renewal and Discontinuation Notifications | 11/8/2022

    Learn About the Communications Your Clients Are Receiving from Premera

    Open Enrollment Resources Now Available | 10/13/2022

    Get ready for open enrollment with our 2023 individual and family plan resources
  • More individual market news

  • Group market

    2023 Reports Available for Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage | 1/12/2023

    Help your group clients understand their responsibilities about disclosing prescription drug coverage and creditable coverage status information

    Prescription Drug Data Collection (RxDC) Reporting | 1/12/2023

    Premera successfully submitted the required reporting ahead of the December 27 deadline

    Members Can Access Digital Versions of Their Insurance Cards | 12/13/2022

    Members don’t have to wait for their insurance card to arrive in the mail to visit their doctor

    More Premera Members Using Kinwell | 12/7/2022

    Kinwell primary care clinics have seen an increase in in-person and virtual appointments
  • More group market news

  • Large Group

    No Surprises Act - Independent Dispute Resolution Fees | 1/12/2023

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

    Extended Payment Integrity Services | 1/12/2023

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

    January 1 Readiness | 12/7/2022

    Here are some tips to help your large group clients start the new plan year right

    Premera is launching Premera HMO Core Plus | 10/13/2022

    The Premera HMO Core Plus health plan is committed to focusing on whole-person care and improving care quality. Available for Washington large group business in Pierce, Thurston, and Spokane counties
  • More large group news

  • Small group

    New Washington Small Group Multiple Choice Guidelines | 9/8/2022

    Premera is making it easier for small group customers to offer more than one Premera health plan to their employees

    The New Marketplace Platform is Coming Soon! | 5/10/2022

    We are excited to launch our new Marketplace platform

    Small Group Marketplace is Retiring | 7/8/2021

    Small Group Market Place (SGMP) will be retired effective July 31, 2021

    Reminder: Group Size Attestation Requirement | 7/8/2021

    A Group Size Attestation form is required annually for renewing small groups
  • More small group news

  • Pharmacy

    Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy Name Change | 4/12/2022

    New name, same patient-first service

    How Does a Medication Become Part Of The Preferred Drug List? | 1/13/2022

    The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review and healthcare plans are using shared data and analytics to evaluate new medications.

    New Pharmacy Prior Authorizations Going Live on July 1, 2021 | 5/11/2021

    A drug, Soolantra, will soon require prior authorization

    New Pharmacy Prior Authorization Going Live on January 1, 2021 | 11/9/2020

    Some drugs will require a new prior authorization.

    New Pharmacy Prior Authorization Going Live On October 2, 2020 | 8/24/2020

    A fertility drug, Follistim, will now require prior authorization.
  • More pharmacy news

  • Medicare

    2023 Enrollment Tool is Available | 1/12/2023

    A reminder for those using our online enrollment tool to sell Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage plans

    In-Home Urgent Care Services Available to All Medicare Members | 1/12/2023

    Tell your Premera clients about DispatchHealth

    Two Surveys Currently Underway for Medicare Beneficiaries And Customers | 12/7/2022

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid and Administration for Community Living are surveying Medicare beneficiaries by phone

    Cost Shares For 2023 Medicare Supplement Plans Announced | 12/7/2022

    Member annual notice letters have mailed
  • More medicare news