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Stories tagged: Premera Blue Cross


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Premera giving $180,000 to Spokane housing charities

Premera Blue Cross is donating $180,000 to two Spokane nonprofits to provide housing and support for homeless families.


Rising Strong gives troubled Spokane parents another chance to keep their children

The Rising Strong program is working to keep Spokane families together by providing a lift to parents struggling with drug addiction and other barriers.


Ex-patients sound off in wake of doctors’ $191M bankruptcy

News of the $191 million bankruptcy filed by a pair of Spokane physicians lit up social media Tuesday as scores of former patients and clients traded stories of their business …


Providence facilities won’t renew contract with Premera insurance for 2017

Providence Health & Services officials announced Wednesday they will not renew a commercial health-insurance contract with Premera Blue Cross for 2017, potentially affecting more than 500,000 people in Washington.


Washington health insurance premiums going down for some

SEATTLE – While some states are expecting double-digit increases in individual health care insurance premiums next year, some Washington insurers on the state exchange plan to lower their rates for …


Washington officials leading Premera cyberattack investigation

OLYMPIA – Washington insurance officials will lead a multistate investigation into how computer hackers were able to breach the security of the state’s largest health insurance company and whether Premera …


Premera cyberattack affects 11 million customers

Hackers pierced the cybersecurity of Washington’s biggest health insurer last spring and got a peek at data for an estimated 11 million customers, but the company didn’t discover the breach …


Health care reform enters phase 2

Now that Americans by the hundreds of thousands are signing up for health insurance coverage, reformers are moving on. They want high health care prices to be disclosed and driven …


Premera Blue Cross’ lobbying leads to dropped health database requirement

Lobbying behind closed doors, Washington’s largest health insurance company persuaded Republicans in the state Senate to gut a widely supported bill that aimed to reveal health care price and quality …


Premera warns about rates

Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurer in Eastern Washington, has toned down earlier warnings of “staggering” rate increases that it had blamed on federal health care reform, but still …


Witness says security guard who was killed confronted group

A security officer doing his rounds in east Spokane was shot and killed Tuesday after a confrontation with a group of apartment residents sitting outside along their rear alley on …


Premera gives up on startup in Arizona

Premera Blue Cross is selling its startup Arizona health insurance subsidiary amid mounting cash losses and an inability to gain a foothold in the competitive Southwest market. “We had hoped …