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CHI’s Franciscan Health has announced a major change to their contracted Medicare insurance plans for 2015. Effective January 1, 2015, CHI will no longer be contracted with Humana or Regence Medicare Advantage plans for any of their locations throughout the state of Washington.

In Kitsap county, approximately 1,500 Regence Medicare Advantage and 1,300 Humana Medicare Advantage customers will lose access to Harrison Medical Center (acquired by CHI in August 2013). In Pierce county, approximately 4,000 Humana Medicare Advantage customers will lose access to one of the largest provider networks in the county. These changes will also impact residents of other counties who utilize the providers, resources, and/or services of CHI.

CHI continues to be contracted with a number of Medicare Advantage plans throughout their service area, providing its patients with plenty of choices. If you have been impacted by these changes or would simply like to review your options, our agents are here to help. We will work with you to find plans that your providers accept and best fit your needs.

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Renee Marr : Vice President, Licnesed Insurance Specialist

Renee Marr

Vice President & Licensed Insurance Specialist

Renee has spent more than 17 years in the fields of insurance, investments, health care reimbursement and tax law. She has been with VibrantUSA since its inception and has played an essential role in moving the company forward. She is the first recipient of the company’s Cornerstone Award in recognition of outstanding performance and achieving sales in excess of 2,000. Renee is a graduate of Western Washington University majoring in English. She enjoys reading, cooking, boating, good wine and spending time with her loved ones. Renee lives with her husband and son in Bellingham, WA.

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