Premera Blue Cross HMO to Debut in Pierce, Thurston Counties
From South Sound Business:
Premera subsidiary Premera Blue Cross HMO is launching in January a new health plan for Washington state residents that will offer personalized health care with simplified experiences for employees and employers.
Premera Blue Cross HMO will initially be available to employers with staff living or working in Pierce, Thurston, and Spokane counties, according to a news release from Mountlake Terrace-based Premera.
Members enrolled with the Premera Blue Cross HMO health plan can expect to save up to 15 percent on premiums compared to current Premera Blue Cross Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans, the release said. All preventive care is covered at 100 percent. Members will have access to after-hours virtual care, urgent care visits in their home, and high-touch behavioral health navigation services. Also, urgent and emergency care is covered anywhere in the United States, Premera added.
Premera Blue Cross HMO members will immediately have access to more than 13,000 providers across the three counties. The HMO network includes primary care providers and specialists with Kinwell Medical Group, MultiCare Health System, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and more, the company said.