2023 Premera Network Change Snohomish and King Counties
We recently learned of a network disruption in counties that we service including King and Snohomish. EvergreenHealth has notified Premera Blue Cross that it does not intend to renew its health plan contracts and this termination is for all lines of business including Medicare Advantage and Individual and Family plans (including Lifewise Health Plan of Washington) and is set to be effective on April 1, 2023. This termination applies to EvergreenHealth’s hospital in Kirkland as well as their specialists, urgent care, primary care and specialty care facilities throughout King and Snohomish Counties. This does not affect members on Original Medicare with a Medicare Supplement plan through Premera.
It is important to note that network changes like this can happen anytime throughout the year and while this is the information we have at this time, things could change tomorrow. Premera continues to work with EvergreenHealth in hopes of avoiding this network disruption. If they are unable to reach an agreement, members will receive official notification of this termination on March 1 along with a list of nearby providers that are in-network in order to maintain continuity of care.
VibrantUSA is working closely with the team at Premera to stay up to date with all of the necessary information to assist our clients with this change. Our team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have about these changes and your options. Feel free to give us a call at 866-733-5111 for further assistance.