Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Health Insurance

2020 PEBB Health Insurance Rates

The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) met on July 10 and approved the rates for both Non-Medicare and Medicare Eligible retirees for 2020.  The changes from 2019 vary by plan.  Non-Medicare Retirees will see increases of $5-27 per month depending on their plan.  Medicare Retirees will see increase that range from $0.68 per month for Premera Medicare Plan F to …

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Payment glitch interrupts Medicare Advantage and Part D premium withdrawals

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (SHIBA NewsFlash) Payment glitch interrupts automatic Medicare Advantage and Part D premium withdrawals Earlier this year, a federal government systems issue prevented Medicare Advantage and Part D premiums from being automatically deducted from the Social Security payments of some people with Medicare. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), affected people …

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SCAM ALERT: Durable Medical Equipment local fraud on the rise

The Tumwater SHIBA office received 13 fraud-related complaints during the last two weeks regarding Medicare DME suppliers out of Florida. The scammers are cold calling Medicare beneficiaries in our state telling them they’re from Medicare and offering knee or back braces at no cost to them as Medicare will pay in full for the DME equipment. Unfortunately, with the complaints we’ve …

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2019 PEBB Health Insurance Rates

2019 PEBB Health Insurance Rates for Retirees The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) met on Wednesday, July 25 and voted to approved the 2019 health insurance rates for retirees who receive their health insurance through PEBB as indicated below.

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