Premera Blue Cross received termination notices for three Providence medical groups in Anchorage:
- Providence Medical Group Alaska
- Providence Behavioral Medicine Group
- Providence Imaging Center
We are working in good faith to reach a new agreement that provides quality care for our members and fairly compensates the health system before the contract end date of December 31, 2023.
We understand we are in unprecedented economic times, and we want to do our part to help. Significant rate increases, untethered to improvements in quality or access to care, work against our objective of making healthcare work better. It’s important to note that 80 cents of every premium dollar that Premera receives is mandated by state law to be spent directly on the care of members. That’s why our focus has been – and continues to be – quickly reaching a new contract that benefits these Providence medical groups and our members alike.
We value the care our partners at Providence medical groups in Anchorage provide for our region. That’s why as we continue to work with them, we are committed to working long term on realistic, practical solutions that drive down costs. Premera’s role is to be good stewards of your clients’ dollars, while also helping set them up for long-term financial success.
Check back on our Healthsource blog for the latest information. Letters to affected members will be mailed on November 27, 2023, to meet our contractually obligated 30-day notification. If you have questions, contact Customer Service at the number on the back of your healthcare insurance card.