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Premera hires former Mayor David Condon for VP role in Spokane

Premera Blue Cross has tapped former Spokane Mayor David Condon to lead its expansion in Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018

With $1 million Premera grant, Hope House plans new women’s shelter

Thanks to a $1 million grant from Washington-based health insurer Premera, Volunteers of America will build a new Hope House women’s shelter with 120 beds, tripling its capacity.


Want health coverage on New Year’s Day? Sign up before Christmas Eve.

Washington residents who want to sign up for medical or dental insurance through the state’s health benefit exchange have until one minute before midnight Friday for coverage that starts Jan. …


‘Strike team’ one strategy as insurers grapple with rapidly rising drug costs

The shocking 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPens was a widely reported example, but the cost of many medications is rising. The trend hits both patients and their …


Providence, Premera reach a deal on employer-sponsored health plans

Providence Health & Services has signed a three-year contract with Premera Blue Cross, ensuring that Washington residents with Premera’s employer-sponsored health insurance can continue to access Providence doctors, hospitals and …


Premera and Multicare Health System agree on a new contract

Premera Blue Cross, Washington’s leading health plan, today announced a new three-year contract with MultiCare Health System and its Accountable Care Organization, MultiCare Connected Care.


Premera to stop offering individual health plans in some Eastern Washington counties

One of Washington’s largest health insurance providers will drop most Providence, Swedish and CHI Franciscan providers from its network for individual health insurance plans starting in 2017.


Insurers share history, business model

Consolidation to Kaiser Permanente and Group Health will be tough sell to members who prize the cooperative’s independence.


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 …


Providence, Premera agree on network terms

Providence, Eastern Washington’s largest medical provider, is back in the coverage network for Premera Blue Cross and Lifewise, the area’s largest health insurers. Providence and Premera announced their new agreement …


Providence facilities, doctors excluded by two large insurers in Washington exchange

Competition to control the cost of new individual health policies has led two of Washington’s biggest insurance companies to exclude Eastern Washington’s largest hospital, and many of its physicians, from …


Premera drops plan after ruling

A health insurance plan covering 45,000 people in Washington is being discontinued, after state regulators objected to its limited prescription drug benefit. Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler ruled that health …


Lifewise to drop policy covering 45,000 Washingtonians

A health insurance plan covering 45,000 people in Washington is being discontinued, after state regulators objected to its prescription drug benefit.


Holy Family docs, Premera settle dispute

An insurance reimbursement showdown pitting emergency room doctors at Providence Holy Family Hospital against Premera Blue Cross has been resolved.


Caldwell: Health insurers should take hint from Blue Shield

If you want to thank anyone for enactment of President Obama’s health care reforms, those anyones would be Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross. That state’s two biggest …


Caldwell: Rate hikes pit Kreidler against insurers

Suppose the State of Washington had a six-month financial reserve, instead of a looming $385 million overdraft. Suppose, too, that Gov. Chris Gregoire was to propose a 14 percent tax …