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  • October

    General News

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    Small Market News

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    Dental News

    Medicare Market News

    September

    General News

    Individual Market News

    Group Market News

    Small Market News

    Medicare Market News

    August

    August 2016

    General News

    • When Dan needed someone to care, Sherri was there
    • Some preferred diabetes drugs will become non-preferred

    Individual Market News

    • Customers to receive 2017 county-exit letters

    Group Market News

    • Go green with digital benefit booklets
    • Now available: Premera Preferred Choice

    Senior Market News

    • Training now live for 2017 America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

    July

    July 2016

    Individual Market News

    • New online bill pay website launching

    Group Market News

    • In case you missed it: Pay-as-billed approach begins Aug. 1, 2016
    • Medicare Part D coverage notification change

    Delta for Individuals

    • Three reasons your customers will love Premera Dental

    Senior Market News

    • 2017 America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) training coming soon

    June

    June 2016

    General Updates

    • Making a difference

    Group Updates

    • New pay-as-billed approach begins Aug. 1
    • New digital welcome kits now available for large group clients
    • Premera announces group market changes for 2017

    Individual Updates

    • Premera announces individual market changes for 2017

    Senior Updates

    • Senior Healthsource promotes healthy living - and savings
    • 2016 version of Choosing a Medigap Policy book now available

    In Case You Missed It

    • New process for outpatient rehabilitation services begins July 1

    May

    May 2016

    General Updates

    • New process for outpatient rehabilitation services begins July 1

    Small Group Updates

    • Funding account services now available at no additional charge

    Large Group Updates

    • Large group size shrinks to 51

    In Case You Missed It

    • Emergency room doctors remain in network

    November

    November, 2015

    General Updates

    • New PersonalCare plans offered in three counties
    • New tax reporting requirements for all members
    • Cold and flu season = Time for virtual care
    • House calls are back!

    Individual Updates

    • Individual dental products update
    • Helpful new individual materials available
    • New digital welcome kits!

    Small Group Updates

    • Announcing 2016 product updates
    • Small group training webinar now available

    Large Group Updates

    • 2016 large group plan details now available
    • Introducing PCSK9s and biosimilar medications
    • Large group producer website gets new look
    • Reminder tips for plan setup success

    Senior Updates

    • A 4-Star Quality Rating for 2016
    • The Medicare Advantage website

    October

    October, 2015

    General Updates

    • User guide to preventive checkup
    • Creditable coverage notices mailed
    • Commission payment dates

    Individual Updates

    • Meet the newest support team member
    • Training webinars now available

    Small Group Updates

    • Pediatric dental updates and reminders
    • The value of medical + dental
    • Support for membership and billing

    Large Group Updates

    • HSA administration made easy
    • Tips for setup success

    Senior Updates

    • Check out the 2016 Medicare Advantage plans!
    • New Medicare Advantage Find a Doctor tool
    • A network with thousands of trusted providers
    • Senior Dental plan discontinued
    • Important Medicare Supplement updates

    September

    September, 2015

    General Updates

    • Checkup Challenge deadline October 31
    • Health news and tips for your clients
    • Member newsletter releasing soon
    • ICD-10 coming soon
    • A benefits game changer in the tech industry
    • HSA eligibility for veterans

    Individual Updates

    • 2016 product training – are you signed up?
    • Producer support team – meet Katie!
    • Submitting special enrollment documents

    Small Group Updates

    • Important small group requirements

    Large Group Updates

    • Why medical + dental
    • 2016 medical plan benefit guide

    Senior Updates

    • Our provider network is huge!
    • Annual Notice of Change mailing
    • 2016 MA certification begins!

    August

    August, 2015

    General Updates

    • Incentive for using preventive benefits
    • Curtis Kopf, new Vice President of Customer Experience
    • Mid-month health plan bill 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 Healthplanfinder
    • 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

    July

    July, 2015

    General Updates

    • Spread the word to employers about the discounts program
    • Announcing our new Chief Information Officer
    • New preferred therapy for hepatitis C treatment

    Individual Updates

    • Pop webinars — get in, get out, and get on with it
    • WAHBE billing changes that your clients need to know
    • Minimizing delays for Med Supp coverage
    • Getting coverage outside of the annual enrollment period
    • Meet Nicole, another friendly face on the producer support team
    • Commissions for individual products

    Small Group Updates

    • The power of positive renewals
    • Important enrollment requirements
    • Introducing Small Group Marketplace!

    Large Group Updates

    • The network to consider at renewal

    Senior Updates

    • Check out Premera Senior Healthsource
    • Annual AHIP training begins

    June

    June, 2015

    General Updates

    • New cost calculator tool
    • Annual health review member mailing
    • Managing your health plan on the go
    • Lessons shared from the cyberattack
    • Registering online and going 'green'

    Individual Updates

    • Earn commissions selling Washington National insurance

    Small Group Updates

    • Reaching out to employers about worksite wellness screenings

    Large Group Updates

    • Check out our multiple EAP solutions
    • Premera 'Best of Blue' for benchmarking data
    • PCORI fee deadline coming up

    Senior Updates

    • Learn about additional member discounts
    • 6 things you need to know about MA health plan bill deduction

    May

    May, 2015

    General Updates

    • Handy money tracking tool for HSAs
    • Important enhancements to privacy settings
    • CareCompass360° – a total health support solution for all
    • Join us at our Premera-sponsored community events

    Individual Updates

    • Tell your clients about our HSA solution
    • Meet the Individual Producer Support team

    Small Group Updates

    • Tax documentation audits discontinued
    • Free on-site biometric screenings are here

    Large Group Updates

    • New Enrollment Center launches
    • Provider payment shifts from volume to value across the nation

    Senior Updates

    • Med Supp clients save with Premera's AFT program
    • New CMS rules for third-party websites

    April

    April, 2015

    General Updates

    • Your clients have a new ally — CareCompass360°
    • Rewards for great work
    • Premera Mobile: Answers on the go
    • The spring issue of Premera for Your Health is here!
    • Giving back in a big way

    Individual Updates

    • Special enrollment period still available
    • Earn more with our Adult Health Plan!
    • Payment choices for individual consumers

    Small Group Updates

    • New value network flyer!
    • Free on-site biometric screenings coming soon

    Large Group Updates

    • Comparing Heritage and Heritage Prime networks

    Senior Updates

    • And the network grows...even more!

    March

    March, 2015

    General Updates

    • Cost, quality upgrades to Find a Doctor tool
    • Journal of Business features Premera group market focus for 2015
    • Want more information on the Anthem cyberattack?
    • Administrator’s Quick Reference Guide now available
    • Evolving to whole-person care management
    • Virtual care + NurseLine cure the common wait
    • Inspiration to save on the rise
    • ACA requirement information
    • Health underwriters’ symposium coming up this month

    Individual Updates

    • Why choosing a PCP makes sense
    • HSAs and their triple tax advantage
    • New way to transfer contracts

    Senior Updates

    • Which Medicare Supplement Plan Is Right For My Client?

    February

    February 16, 2015

    Update

    • New special enrollment period announced

    February, 2015

    General Updates

    • State of Reform features our new virtual care coverage
    • Utilization Management news update
    • Annual employer requirement
    • Using our logo?

    Individual Updates

    • Individual dental/vision plans available year-round
    • Application deadline fast approaching
    • Understanding qualifying events

    Small Group Updates

    • Wellness program outreach

    Large Group Updates

    • Data warehouse for reports to shift

    Senior Updates

    • Medicare Advantage network grows

    January

    January 23, 2015

    Update

    • New Medicare Supplement rates effective March 1st

    January 9, 2015

    Update

    • Important member emails, penalties, and more

    January, 2015

    General Updates

    • 'Eyes Matter' Mailing Sent in December
    • Firm rates established for Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program
    • The winter issue of Premera For Your Health is almost here!
    • Producer website evolution

    Individual Updates

    • Announcing a new dental and vision plan
    • Producer support menu option change

    Small Group Updates

    • Sharing the value of Premera small group plans
    • New easy to use resources!
    • 2015 ushers in virtual care

    Large Group Updates

    • Reminder: 2015 Medical and Dental guides online