Additional Clarification for
Premera Medical Insurance Network Participants
Seattle Flight Attendants,
As many of you may be aware, a confusing letter is being sent to Premera Heritage Prime insurance network participants. This is the network for Premera plan participants for 2016, for both the PPO and the Consumer’s Choice PPO. If you are currently enrolled in a Premera Heritage Prime PPO, please continue reading this update for clarification on the 2017 Premera insurance network changes.
Premera Heritage Prime is the name of the current 2016 Premera insurance network. For 2017 anyone who selected a Premera insurance plan is changing from the Heritage Prime network to the Heritage Plus network. What this means is that the form letter sent to your home from Providence/Swedish/Kadlec does not pertain to you. Swedish/Providence/Kadlec hospitals and medical providers are covered under the 2017 Premera Heritage Plus Insurance network. The network name has changed, however the coverage remains the same. Providence/Swedish/Kadlec medical providers will be in our 2017 Premera Heritage Plus network.
You will receive new Premera insurance cards with the Premera Heritage Plus network indicated on the card. Essentially, the network name has changed but the network coverage and participation for Swedish affiliates will remain the same.
Again, anyone who is currently on the 2016 Premera Heritage Prime network may receive the form letter from Providence/Swedish/Kadlec. If you elected to continue with Premera coverage in 2017, your coverage will change January 1, 2017, to the Premera Plus network.
If you have any questions you can contact Seattle Benefits Committee Vice-Chairs, Kathy O’Malley and Terry Taylor.