On Monday July 30th, 2018 VibrantUSA received notification that Overlake Medical Center has decided to not contract with Regence Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO plans starting on January 1st, 2019. This announcement does not impact Overlake Medical Center patients nor Regence Medicare Advantage members for the remainder of 2018.
We have put together a FAQ section below:
It is important to note that Overlake Medical Center and Clinics will remain in network for the remainder of 2018 for Regence Medicare Advantage members. Should you wish to review your plan options for 2019 that would include Overlake Medical Center and Clinics as in network, our team can assist you here or by calling us at 866-733-5111. If you want to remain on your plan for 2019 and your plan remains available, you do not need to do anything as you will automatically be “renewed” for 2019 coverage.
Our team can also assist you in reviewing the network for your Regence Medicare advantage plan and can potentially help you identify new providers who will be in network for 2019.
The 2019 Medicare Open Enrollment Period will begin on October 15th, 2018 and conclude on December 7th, 2018. Benefits and other information regarding the plans offered in 2019 cannot be discussed by agents until October 1st, 2018.
YES! Although Overlake Medical Center and Clinics has a relationship with a national agency, the team at VibrantUSA is a locally owned independent insurance agency that would be more than happy to assist you. We have 4 offices here in the state of Washington and should any of our employed agents be unable to assist you, we have a network of nearly 1,000 agents that we can connect you with should it become necessary.
VibrantUSA is fully independent, trusted, and unbiased. Most importantly, we work for you.
Over the course of 15 years, we have learned that in this industry you never say never. We have seen these situations change at the 11th hour and are committed to making sure that we supply our customers with the latest information so they can make the best decisions for themselves.
As always, VibrantUSA is committed to helping our clients navigate these types of changes and challenges. If you are not already a VibrantUSA client, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our unbiased professionals.