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Virtual care is becoming new benefit category on Jan. 1

Virtual care at Group Health
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Group Health’s virtual-care services have been popular with members for many years: We introduced secure messaging via MyGroupHealth in 2000, followed by phone visits, and finally by our online diagnosis and treatment tool that’s currently known as CareNow. In 2017, we plan to expand our virtual capabilities to include a video component. We’ve always known […]

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2017 versions of 90-day notice of upcoming renewals and plan changes for SBG employers and employees

SBG 90-day notification
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It is a regulatory requirement that all carriers notify their small group employers and their enrolled employees of changes we’ve made to our 2017 small group plans 90 days prior to the renewal date of the employer’s health plan. To comply with these requirements, we have sent January letters to our mutual clients and their […]

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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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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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Group Health networks stick with what works

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Sometimes staying the course and sticking to your business values make you look like a maverick—a smart one. That’s the case as Group Health retains its broad, rich network of health care professionals and facilities while other carrier networks leave behind a trail of jettisoned facilities and providers. Recently, Premera Blue Cross announced cuts to […]

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