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Did you miss it? A recap of our Fall Producer Workshops

Fall Producer Workshops
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Roughly 1,000 producers responded to the invitation to join us at one of nine producer workshops around Washington state. Each year, we hold these workshops to educate our producer partners about our products, plans, and networks for the coming year. The workshops were held over a two-week period from Sept. 27–Oct. 6, 2016, and each […]

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New Medicare educational videos have purpose and personality

Milo Knows Medicare
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Our producer partners who work with Medicare clients are well acquainted with the challenges people face trying to understanding Medicare. And not everyone has the benefit of working with a producer who can guide them through the process. With the launch of Medicare Open Enrollment on Oct. 1, we unveiled three new videos featuring Milo, […]

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Updates to Our Medicare Advantage Plans

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What’s new for 2017? Overall, our Medicare Advantage portfolio remains stable for 2017, and changes made support our ongoing objective of offering competitive and fiscally responsible plans. Rate adjustments on Basic, Essential, Harbor, and Optimal plans reflect an increase in the demand for care during the 2015 plan year—the last full year of claims data […]

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Commission Payout Issue

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We discovered a technical glitch this morning that has delayed the commission payments on some of our Medicare Advantage enrollment. We have corrected the issue and the commissions for those who use ACH are scheduled for release tonight. For those who receive payment via check, they will be sent Tuesday, Sept. 13th. We apologize for […]

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Group Health HMO rated top plan in United States

Group Health rated nation's top health plan
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Our commercial HMO plan has been rated the top-performing health plan in the United States in the 2016 eValue8™ survey, an independent, third-party tool sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health. eValue8 is licensed in Washington state by the Washington Health Alliance. This is great news for our members who are already enrolled in […]

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Complete your annual Medicare certification now

Sept. 30 annual Medicare certification deadline
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All producers who now represent—or who would like to represent—our Group Health Medicare Advantage plans for 2017 will be required to complete the annual Medicare certification by Friday, Sept. 30. Access to the online Medicare certification program is available now through our secure producer site—MyGroupHealth for Producers. Adhering to this deadline will ensure that you […]

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MAPD members moving to OptumRx

Group Health MAPD moving to OptumRx
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There’s good news in the new year for our mutual Medicare Advantage Part D (MAPD) clients. Group Health will transition their Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) to OptumRx as of Jan. 1, 2017. Starting then, our 56,000 MAPD members will benefit from the lessons we learned when we transitioned all other Group Health plans on Jan. […]

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