Office of the Washington State Insurance Commissioner

Premera Tries to Gut Drug Benefits, Kreidler Says No

The Lund Report

May 1, 2012 -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has denied requests from Premera Blue Cross (Premera) to strip some of its health plans of vital prescription drug coverage.

Premera filed a request last week to remove all prescription drug coverage from its small employer plans. These are plans sold to employers with 1-50 employees. It also filed rates for adding several benefits to its individual plans but did not file the required
contract language.
 

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