What’s New for Agents 

Idaho: Idaho Transitional Plans Extended through 2018 

As you may know, the Idaho Department of Insurance has decided carriers may extend transitional plans, also known as grandmothered plans, through December 31, 2018. Read the article and link to the Idaho DOI bulletin in the May 1 Idaho Agent Bulletin.

Commission Statements Easier to Understand 

We are excited to announce some improvements to our monthly Medicare and Commercial commission statements that will make them easier to understand. You’ll see these changes on statements you receive in May. Get the details and see sample statements in the April 27 Agent Bulletin.

Oregon: Discontinuation of Oregon Small Group Transitional Plans

As you may know, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation is no longer allowing health insurance carriers to renew transitional plans, also known as grandmothered plans. Read the full article in the March 22 Oregon Agent Bulletin.

A Partnership to Build a Healthier Future for Northwest Consumers

We’re proud to announce that PacificSource Health Plans and Legacy Health are pursuing a partnership to bring together complementary capabilities. Our shared vision of healthcare focuses on improving the experience of care, reducing healthcare costs, and improving the health of our communities.

Important points for you and your clients:

  • No change to our name, brand, 2016 plans, processes, or your PacificSource representatives.
  • For clients and members, nothing has changed. They’ll continue to receive the same outstanding benefits and unmatched customer service that have been hallmarks of PacificSource since 1933.
  • Coming improvements and enhancements, will include
    • Increased access to care for PacificSource members
    • New and unique health plan offerings
    • Increased stability in today’s volatile health insurance market
  • Continued commitment to provider partnerships. We will continue to work with our existing provider partners throughout Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. We will also continue to pursue future relationships with other providers.

Looking for more information? You’re welcome to read the news release or our FAQ for agents to learn more about Legacy Health and this partnership.

 

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Last updated 5/1/2017