Group Market NewsPublished February 10, 2020
For individual and group plans. Self-insured plans (including OptiFlex-funded plans) must opt in to participate. Does not apply to members with Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, BlueCard, and FEP.
Premera Blue Cross recently shared with you the surprise balance billing law that took effect on January 1, 2020. The intention of this law is to protect patients from getting surprise or balance bills when they receive:
If your self-insured group wants to participate, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) requires official notification. To make sure the notification to the OIC is submitted accurately, we suggest your group client let us do the work for them. Encourage your self-insured group clients who are interested to reach out to their Premera representative or producer. Here are a few important things to note:
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