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    August, 2015 

    It has been a busy summer at Premera getting ready for 2016 individual product training and open enrollment, launching the checkup challenge, and letting members know about WAHBE billing changes. As individual open enrollment approaches, I want to make sure you have what you need to advise your clients. You're welcome to contact your Premera sales team or me if you have questions or feedback.

    John Mychalishyn
    Director, Individual Sales

    General Updates

    • Incentive for using preventive benefits
    • Curtis Kopf, new Vice President of Customer Experience
    • Mid-month premium payment guidelines
    • Let the Part D testing begin
    • Growing Medicare Advantage membership
    • OIC clarifies association rating

    Individual Updates

    • 2016 product webinars
    • MLR rebates for individuals coming soon
    • Billing changes for Washington Healthplan Finder
    • Meet Justin, another helpful person on the producer support team

    Small Group Updates

    • Time for a dental check-up
    • Renewals are about to get easier
    • Small Group Marketplace sneak peek!

    Large Group Updates

    • Streamlined benefit administration

    Senior Updates

    • Senior Dental – closed to new sales
    • Medicare Supplement website changes
    • 2016 AHIP training available