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Employee Benefit Trust announces 2018 premiums

On Thursday, the Employee Benefit Trust Board of Trustees finalized the 2018 premiums. Exact rate amounts will be available on our website mid-October. Plan increase amounts apply to all plans under each carrier, unless otherwise noted. Watch for the October 5 issue of For Your Health for information on plan enhancements and changes.

Active employee coverage:

  • Regence/Asuris HealthFirst 250, HealthFirst 500 and LEOFF 1 Plan A: 7.2% increase
  • Regence/Asuris High Deductible Health Plan: 13.2% increase
  • Kaiser Permanente: 7.6% increase
  • Delta Dental: 0% increase
  • Willamette Dental: 0% increase
  • Vision Service Plan: 0% increase
  • Standard Life: 0% increase
  • Standard Long Term Disability: 0% increase
  • ComPsych EAP: 0% increase
  • Navia Benefit Solutions (HRA/HSA/FSA): 0% increase
  • HSA Bank: 0% increase

LEOFF 1 retiree coverage:

  • Regence Medicare Advantage: 2018 rates will be announced early October
  • Regence/Asuris Plan A: 7.2% increase
  • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage: 0% increase

As a reminder, the Regence/Asuris HealthFirst Plan and Kaiser Permanente $10 Copay plans terminate as of January 1, 2018.

Look closely at the rate increases – they may be lower than you think!

For employers switching from the terminating Health First or Kaiser $10 Copay plans to other plan options – please note that while the rate on those plans is increasing, the terminating plans were more expensive. So for these employers the actual overall rate impact will be a 2.5% – 32.2% decrease, depending on the plan selected.

As always, feel free to contact your Trust staff with any questions at 800.562.8981 or benefitinfo@awcnet.org.

 

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