WEA Select Plans 2017

For many years, Premera has been the health insurance company providing WEA Select insurance plans. This year, the WEA Board determined that it was important to put the WEA Select insurance plans up for a competitive bid process. In that process, it was determined to move to two providers to maintain ongoing competitiveness and the best options for WEA members around the state. Starting in November 2017, WEA Select insurance plans will be provided by Aetna and UnitedHealthcare.  After October 31, 2017, WEA Select Plans will no longer be provided by Premera.

If you have questions or concerns, contact the HEA office at 206-246-4340.

Please take this survey to inform the HEA leadership and the HEA bargaining team of your interests. Remember that WEA Select Plans refer to health insurance plans designed for WEA members with certain provisions that most health insurance providers do not provide. 

 
 

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* 1. Do you currently have a WEA Select Plan?

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* 2. WEA Select Plans starting in November will be offered by Aetna and UnitedHealthcare and will be the same (with some improvements) as the current WEA Select Plans offered by Premera.The WEA Select Plans will continue to have a state-wide pool of members and a rate stabilization fund (RSF) to help balance the long-term costs of premiums. How important is this RSF feature for you? This helps to minimize the annual rate increases on our premiums.

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* 3. If Premera, who will not be offering WEA Select Plans next year, offers lower rates would you want HEA to consider dropping the WEA Select plans?

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* 4. The bargaining team knows that the cost of health insurance is a high priority and that the quality of health insurance is also very important. Which would you rank as most important?

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* 5. Please share any comments that you feel HEA leadership/bargaining team must hear about this topic if we have not addressed it in this survey

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