Producer News

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  • General

    Join Us for Our In-Person Producer Education Series | 9/8/2022

    Get a snapshot of what’s to come in the 2023 plan year and visit with your colleagues during the cocktail reception

    Premera Social Impact Program Invests $3 Million in Washington, Alaska | 9/8/2022

    The receiving organizations of Premera Social Impact grants and sponsorships are working to close the health equity gap in accessing mental health services

    Coming Soon: B’link Updates | 9/8/2022

    Big updates are coming your way – find out what you need to know and what you can expect

    Important Address Change for Payments | 9/8/2022

    In October, Premera will have a new address for Payment Processing
  • More general news

  • Individual market

    Six Tips For Helping Your Clients Manage Their Healthcare Costs | 9/8/2022

    Your clients can manage their total healthcare costs and get the most value from their plan with six simple tips

    Help Individual Plan Members Get Broadband Access | 8/11/2022

    Get the word out about a new program helping income-eligible clients afford high-speed internet

    Individual and Family Plans Filed for 2023 | 8/11/2022

    Be in the know about the 2023 Premera filing

    Preventive Services Update: PrEP for HIV | 8/11/2022

    Learn about an update to our preventive care benefits for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • More individual market news

  • Group market

    Kinwell Opens New Clinic in Mill Creek | 9/8/2022

    Kinwell Medical Group opens its newest clinic in Mill Creek, Washington, expanding choice in primary care options for Premera Blue Cross members

    2023 Washington State Insulin Copay Cap – SB 5546 | 9/8/2022

    New law caps covered insulin drug at $35 for a 30-day supply

    Medicare Part D Notification and Creditable Coverage Reports | 9/8/2022

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

    New Open Enrollment Resources Are Available in B’link | 9/8/2022

    This year, we’re offering several resources within two convenient packages in B’link to support employers during the open enrollment phase
  • More group market news

  • Large Group

    B&O Tax to be Withheld from Rx Rebates | 10/14/2021

    Your self-funded clients who receive Rx Rebates will be impacted

    Behavioral Health Solution for Children | 10/13/2021

    Premera has expanded access to behavioral health solutions for children

    Preferred Choice 2022 Benefit Highlights Are Available | 9/16/2021

    We make it easy for you to help your clients move forward with their new or renewing Preferred Choice plan once they have their quote or renewal packet

    Contract eSignature Requirement | 7/8/2021

    Beginning this month, a digital signature on the plan contract will be required for 51-199 groups, including Preferred Choice
  • 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

    New CMS Call Recording Rule | 9/8/2022

    A new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) call recording regulation takes effect October 1, 2022

    Get Ready! Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period Will Be Here Soon! | 8/11/2022

    Prepare now by making sure you’re certified

    New Premera Individual Medicare Supplement Plan C | 7/14/2022

    Available for member enrollment July 1, 2022

    Medicare Advantage Producer Rallies | 7/14/2022

    See the preview and meet the Premera cast
  • More medicare news