LifeWise of WA to Replace 2015 Individual/Family PPO Plans with 2016 EPO Plans

For the 2016 year, LifeWise is renewing one plan: the Essential Gold 1500 PPO which will be available for purchase both in and out of the Exchange. With this exception, all other plans have been altered or replaced with plans that will offer an EPO (Exclusive Provider Organization) network style. LifeWise members hoping to renew existing [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Using Healthplanfinder after September 23

We'd like to remind our Washington Healthplanfinder clients that payment changes will take effect this month. As of September 23rd, 2015 at 4:59 PM the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder,  will no longer be accepting customer payments. Instead, customers who purchased health insurance coverage or dental insurance coverage via the Exchange will need to pay their premiums directly [...]

By | September 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Important Healthplanfinder Billing Changes Coming September 24th

Good news is here for those of you who have experienced difficulty with automated Washington Healthplanfinder payments in the past. Insurance premium payments will no longer be handled by Washington Healthplanfinder starting September 24th, 2015. We anticipate that this billing change will result in a much more streamlined shopping experience for our clients, and look [...]

By | August 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Premera & Lifewise Targeted in CyberAttack

A CyberAttack on IT systems at Premera and sister company LifeWise was discovered on January 29th, 2015. The initial attack occurred on May 5th, 2014. There is no evidence that any personal data has been used inappropriately yet, according to the companies. Attackers may have had access to customer information such as names, dates of [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|

What You Need to Know as Open Enrollment Comes to an End

Although it may feel like 2015’s Open Enrollment period just began, the deadline to start or change your healthcare plan is quickly approaching. On February 15th, 2015 Open Enrollment comes to an end and without a qualifying event, you will not be eligible to enroll in health insurance for the remainder of the year. Sign [...]

By | February 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Special Enrollment Available for Those Who Missed Health Insurance Deadline on Exchange

On Wednesday December 24, the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange (commonly known as “Obamacare” or announced that they will allow consumers who have experienced difficulty enrolling in a health insurance plan for 2015 to select a plan for January in what is called a Special Enrollment Period. The deadline to enroll for a subsidized [...]

By | January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Regence Rates Revealed for Individual and Family Health Plans Available in 2015

Late last week, Regence Blue Shield rates were finally approved and posted on the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s website along with the various other plans that will be available in 2015. The rate reveal was announced just in time for individual open enrollment – which started Saturday, November 15th. These new Regence [...]

By | November 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Open Enrollment is coming November 15th

Open Enrollment is a phrase that health insurance agents and beneficiaries in the Medicare world have known well for many years - but Open Enrollment is a brand new concept for most Americans under the age of 65. This year’s Open Enrollment for individual qualified health insurance plans falls November 15th, 2014 through February 15th, [...]

By | November 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|