Category: Group

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 […]

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

Small Group Attestation Process Now Also Required for Groups of Two

Beginning April 1, Premera will require that all new and renewing groups with either one or two subscribed employees must attest their group meets the definition of a small group employer.  Groups must have at least one common law employee who meets the requirements of an eligible subscriber. In order to purchase or renew a […]

Small Group Deadline for 1.1.19 is Friday Dec 14th

Reminder that the Connexion deadline for January 1 effective dates is this Friday, December 14th. Any submissions received after Dec 14th will be reviewed for submission on the next available effective date of February 1, 2019. Thank you!   If you have any questions on our small group plans and processes, please contact Connexion’s PBC WA Small […]

Triple Choice Plan Options Available for Groups 10+

Effective January 1, 2019, Premera will be offering groups of 10 or more enrolled employees the opportunity to offer triple choice plan options. The 2019 quote assumptions are being revised to include this information and will read: Groups with 6-50 enrolled employees may include dual choice when combining two different Premera medical plans per the multiple […]

Premera Groups of One Requirements for Jan 2019 Renewal

For Jan 2019 renewals, due to restrictions on Groups of One, groups with one employee enrolled on the plan must submit a signed Group of One attestation form, a copy of the enrolled employee’s 2017 W-2 form, and, if submitted after December 5th, a Late Acknowledgment Form , to retain this group plan with Premera. After […]

Updated Pharmacy Coverage for Vitamin and Supplement Products

Premera regularly reviews prescriptions to make sure they meet standards of medical need, safety, cost, and best medical practices for members. Starting January 1, 2019, certain vitamins and supplements will no longer be covered. Premera is making this change because: The pharmacy benefit only covers medications designated as a prescription drug. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration […]