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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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Premera & Providence Contract Negotations

Following unsuccessful contract negotiations, Providence Health & Services has announced that their contract with Premera Blue Cross will be terminated, effective January 1, 2017. This decision [...]

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Medicare Supplement Rate Increases

Springtime is often the time of year when many Medicare Supplements (Medigap policies) announce a rate increase (though companies may change their rates at various times of the year).  Current [...]

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Letters From DHSH Regarding GroupHealth

Recently the Department of Health and Human Services sent a letter to Medicare beneficiaries who were on the GroupHealth Medicare Advantage plans that were discontinued as of December 31st, 2014. [...]

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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 [...]

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Limited Special Enrollment Period – ACA Related

Monday August 25th, Washington State’s Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, announced a limited special enrollment period for those people who have experienced certain problems enrolling or [...]

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Take Advantage of Medicare Advantage Plans

With so much information readily available these days, we seem to be bombarded with information (true or otherwise) regarding Healthcare and how it works for you. If you are one of the millions [...]

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The Medicare Advantage Final Enrollment Date Is Coming Up

The Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage plans will be ending on December 7, 2012 for a January 1, 2013 effective date. If you are currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan and you [...]

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Amazing Achievement

VibrantUSA opened it’s doors in 2003 to serve seniors in Whatcom County making sure that their Medicare Insurance needs were met with experts whom could help them navigate the maze. Today we’re [...]