Monday, October 2, 2023

Health Insurance

Medicare open enrollment for 2020 starts October 15

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner OLYMPIA, Wash. – Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period has arrived for the more than 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries in Washington. From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, people on Medicare can: Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan or vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan if they …

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2020 Changes to UMP Prescription Drug Formulary

2020 Changes to Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) Prescription Drug Formulary by Carol Dotlich, RPEC Executive Board Member The Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) passed the following resolution at their April 24th meeting: Resolved that, beginning January 1, 2020, contingent upon approval of a value formulary resolution by both the PEB an SEB Boards, all Uniform Medical Plans plans require the …

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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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