Premera Blue Cross

Information regarding accepted Premera Blue Cross insurance plans. Click on a plan to learn more.

Contact your health insurance plan for information on covered services before your appointment.

Premera Blue Cross Insurance Plans

Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BC/BS) Out-of-State
Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

Yes

Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

No

General Comments

The assigned alpha prefix identifies whether the services are billed under BC/BS.

Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

Yes*

Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

No*

General Comments

* Including Heritage Networks and Lifewise

Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

Yes

Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

No*

General Comments

* Patient must use the Premera Individual Signature provider network

* Note for Pierce and Snohomish County Residents: This plan is not available in Pierce or Snohomish County. Other plans are available on the Health Exchange, but Virginia Mason may not be the preferred provider.

Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

Yes*

Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

Yes*

General Comments

* If patient does not have a Virginia Mason PCP, an approved referral is required for specialty care.

Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

Yes

Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

No

General Comments

This is a Medigap plan, not the BC/BS Medicare Advantage program. Always secondary to Medicare.

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

Yes

Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

No

General Comments

Heritage Premier will be on the ID card.

Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

Yes

Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

No

Can I select a Virginia Mason primary care provider with this insurance plan?

Yes*

Does this plan require pre-approval to see a specialist?

No

 

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