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Additional Connexion Sales Team Updates

Beginning February 1, 2020 Connexion is Premera’s new sales distribution channel for the 51-99 segment. We are proud to announce two exceptional hires that will support this initiative. Joining us are Meredith Weaver and Erin Flajole. You can look forward to hearing from them in the coming months. Meredith Weaver Meredith joins Connexion as our […]

Five Important 2020 Small Group Reminders

1) Hard Deadline for 1/1/2020 Small Group submissions is Monday 12/16/19 Reminder – Connexion requires earlier deadlines in order to ensure all documentation is complete and accurate to be submitted to Premera by their deadline of the 20th. Groups Submitted after the 16th – You have the option to submit your group through Premera’s Small […]

2020 Specialty Pharmacy – Accredo Update and Mailing

Effective January 1, 2020 Accredo will become the exclusive preferred pharmacy for specialty drugs for Premera small group members. Members who are currently utilizing a pharmacy other than Accredo for their specialty drug needs will be notified by mail approximately 45 days prior to their renewal date.  The letter they will receive outlines the change […]

Connexion Sales Team Updates

Exciting news! Building on the success of the 1-50 market, Connexion will serve as Premera’s representative in the effort to acquire new businesses with 51 to 99 employees. We wanted to introduce you to the sales team that will help you grow your book of business with us from 1-99. Jessica Scharf Area: King County and north to […]

Updates to the <10 EE Life and Disability Market

Effective going forward, MetLife sold groups with 2-9 eligible lives must include dental. For groups with 2-9 employees, Connexion recommends Reliance Standard for freestanding Life and Disability. Guarantee-issue LTD protection up to $7,500 per month; $10,000 on select industries; 36 & 60 months, Own OCC. Guarantee-issue STD protection up to $1,500 per week Class carve outs on all products Fast-quoting and simple […]

Premera Small Group 2020 Renewals Update

Premera is currently releasing January 2020 renewals in batches. Connexion is processing them as they are received with the intent of completing by end of day Friday, November 8. Thank you! If you have any questions on our small group plans and processes, please contact Connexion’s PBC WA Small Group Team at 1-888-742-1475

Quote Premera 2020 Plans Now!

Connexion producers are now able to quote Premera small group medical plans for January 2020 through the Group Quote tool. Marketing materials have been added to the Connexion Producer’s Hub on this page. Thank you! If you have any questions on our small group plans and processes, please contact Connexion’s PBC WA Small Group Team at 1-888-742-1475.

Individual Medical Commissions – LifeWise Update

For LifeWise Individual Medical policies with effective date 1/1/2020 and forward, commissions will be paid as follows: Agencies that have sold 100+ individual medical policies from LifeWise and or Premera will receive $17 pmpm on LifeWise individual medical Agencies that have sold 50+ individual medical policies from LifeWise and or Premera will receive $17 pmpm for each LifeWise […]

October 2019: Open Enrollment is Here!

2020 Open Enrollment is Here! Fall Open Enrollment opens today and runs from October 15 through December 7. This is the time of year when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. It can be a good idea to be open to exploring other plan options in your area. You may find a more […]

WAHBE 2019-2020 New Producer Certification Webinar

Due to the large volume of new producers who have shown interest in certifying with the Exchange, the Washington Health Benefits Exchange will be holding a webinar training on Thursday, June 6 from 9 am – 12 pm. You can register for the webinar here. All producers are required to submit a $50 certification fee […]