Monday, August 2, 2021

Health Insurance

New medical plan options coming for 2016

From the PEBB 2015 September newsletter The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program will offer three new plan options in the Puget Sound area, starting January 1, 2016. These plans are designed to promote higher quality through enhanced care coordination. Next year, the Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) will have two new medical plan options that will reward you with better …

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PEBB reviews premium rates for 2016

Proposed premium rate changes for 2016 The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) reviewed changes to health care premium rates for 2016. A vote on the plans is expected at the August 6 PEBB board meeting.        

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How Anthem security breach may affect PEBB members

The cyberattack you may have heard about on the news this week might have impacted some of our PEBB retirees enrolled in the PEBB Premera Medicare supplement or UMP medical plan, who either live out of state or who received covered health care in one of the affected states (see list below). If you are contacted by any of your …

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PEBB Spousal coverage surcharge & SmartHealth wellness portal

From the Washington Health Care Authority: Notice and reminder to all that everyone needs to renew their spousal attestations regarding the spousal surcharge for 2015. The tobacco attestation only needs to be updated if their use of tobacco changes. If members want to continue coverage for their spouse in 2015 the annual attestation needs to be completed during open enrollment.  …

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