Monday, September 25, 2023

Health Insurance

Conversation with Tim Smolen, SHIBA – Part 1

Unraveling the mysteries of Medicare & the PEBB Healthcare Plans:  A Three-Part Conversation with Tim Smolen, Program Manager, SHIBA Part 1 of a three-part series featuring a conversation with Tim Smolen, Program Manager of the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) to help RPEC members, who earn their healthcare benefits from PEBB, better understand their choices among PEBB plans. RPEC’s …

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HHS Selects the First Drugs for Medicare Drug Price Negotiation

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services For the first time, Medicare will be able to negotiate prices directly with drug companies, lowering prices on some of the costliest prescription drugs. For the first time, thanks to President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act – the historic law lowering health care costs – Medicare is able to negotiate the prices …

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A message from the PEBB Program about increasing retiree premiums

We know that the plan you choose for your retiree insurance coverage through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program is important to you. We’re also aware of the importance of maintaining plan choices and the different factors retirees weigh when selecting a plan. Premiums are increasing for PEBB retirees in 2024  The Public Employees Benefits (PEB) Board met in …

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58th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

58th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid On July 30, 1965, legislation that established Medicare and Medicaid was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. These programs have protected and saved the lives of seniors and people with disabilities for nearly six decades. This year, labor unions across the nation have organized events in celebration of Medicare’s 58th anniversary to …

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