Saturday, September 26, 2020

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2021 PEBB Medical Premiums Available

2021 PEBB Medical Premiums Available The PEB Board has approved the Non-Medicare and Medicare Retiree premiums for 2021.  The Uniform Medical Plan-Classic Medicare (UMP) premium will rise by $15.76 per month (4.9%), while most other plans will have more modest increases.  UMP continues to face cost pressures from specialty medications, but these increases are not as high as retirees have …

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Kreidler extends emergency order on surprising billing and lab fees for coronavirus testing

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner: July 29, 2020 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically-necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 until Aug. 27. His order applies to both in-state and out-of-state laboratories, when a provider orders diagnostic testing for COVID-19. “We know people are under …

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The Summer 2020 newsletter is available!

The Summer 2020 newsletter is in the mail, but you can also view it here online today! Click on the image below to view the RPEC Summer 2020 newsletter. You can find this edition as well as past editions by going to the menu bar above and selecting Publications, then Council Newsletter.

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2020 RPEC Primary Election Endorsements

2020 RPEC Primary Election Endorsements Endorsements made by the RPEC Political Action Committee (PAC) are based on the candidates’ support for our positions on protecting and improving our pensions and health insurance coverage. Federal 1st CD: Suzan DelBene 2nd CD: Rick Larsen 3rd CD: Carolyn Long 5th CD: Dave Wilson 6th CD: Derek Kilmer 7th CD: Pramila Jayapal 8th CD: …

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