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Overlake Medical Center Not Contracting With Regence Medicare Advantage Plans

Overlake Medical Center has notified their patients that effective January 1st, 2019 that they would no longer be contracting with Regence Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO insurance plans. Overlake [...]

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New Medicare Cards & Medicare Beneficiary Identifier

By April 2019, Medicare Beneficiaries will have received a new Medicare Card that utilizes a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier instead of their Social Security Numbers.

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Individual Health Plans Filed for 2018

Washington insurance carriers have filed 2018 plans with the Insurance Commissioner’s office. Eleven carriers intend to make a total of 71 plans available next year. Six of those insurers will [...]

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Will Medicare Survive a Repeal or Reform of Obamacare?

We are hearing a lot of noise relative to the impact on Medicare if the GOP were to attempt to repeal or amend Obamacare. Some this contains hype, scare tactics and half-truths, often with [...]

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Medicare Supplement Plan F Closes For New Entrants In 2020

Medicare Supplement Plan F will no longer be available to new enrollees in 2020. Those who are already enrolled in a Plan F may continue on this plan. Plan F has been one of the most, if not the [...]

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Kaiser’s Acquisition of Group Health Finalized

With Kaiser Permanente's acquisition of Group Health Cooperative complete, many are curious what this means for them. In short, Group Health insurance members will see NO changes to their plans [...]

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OIC Approves Kaiser’s Acquisition of Group Health

Today Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler gave the last major approval needed for Kaiser Permanente to acquire Group Health Cooperative. Both organizations can now take the [...]

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The Everett Clinic & Regence BlueShield Resolve Contract

On Friday November 11th 2016, VibrantUSA was notified by The Everett Clinic that the contract which had been in dispute since November 3rd has been successfully renegotiated with Regence [...]

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NEW Medicare Advantage plans have come to Washington State

A well known national insurance carrier has announced that they will be offering two NEW Medicare Advantage PPO plans in a few counties in the State of Washington. Residents of King, Pierce, and [...]

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ACA deadline has been extended 2 months!

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has created a Special Enrollment Period from February 17 through April 17 allowing individuals that weren’t able to enroll into a healthcare plan by [...]