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Rate change approved for 2022 Exchange health insurance market

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner: Average 4.17% rate change approved for 2022 Exchange health insurance market September 20, 2021 OLYMPIA, Wash. – An average 4.17% rate change has been approved for next year’s Exchange health insurance market. Twelve insurers will sell plans on Washington’s Exchange in 2022. Rates and plans for additional insurers selling only outside of the Exchange are …

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2022 PEBB Medical Premiums Available

2022 PEBB Medical Premiums Available The PEB Board has approved the Non-Medicare and Medicare Retiree premiums for 2022.  The Uniform Medical Plan-Classic Medicare (UMP) premium will rise by $28.57 per month (9%), while most other plans will have increases as small as $0.57 per month or in some cases slight decreases in premiums.  This is a continuation of a troubling …

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Beware of phone calls from “Becky with Medicare” scam

SHIBA News Flash — May 25, 2021 Beware of phone calls from “Becky with Medicare” scam We’re getting reports from AARP Washington that over 600,000 robocalls were recently made to Washington state residents from “Becky with Medicare.” Call recipients are asked to “press 1 to speak to a representative.” The representative then attempts to collect information to send out genetic/DNA …

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COVID-19 funeral expense benefit and associated scams

From SHIBA COVID-19 funeral expense benefit and associated scams If you lost a loved one to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a government program that pays for funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will pay up to $9,000 for funeral expenses for loved ones who died of COVID-19. Survivors can apply for benefits by contacting FEMA, toll-free …

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