Washington Programs

High-Quality Benefits at a Sustainable Cost

By joining like-minded midsized and large employer groups, you can leverage your purchasing power resulting in savings only available to jumbo block purchasers.

Our partner vendors and carriers must agree to best in market pricing with specific service upgrades normally available only to jumbo employers or at an extra cost.

Take advantage of special pricing negotiated exclusively for coalition members and guarantees to safeguard your future costs:

  • Direct relationship with regional carriers delivers best in market contracted rates for fully insured and self-funded health plans
  • Reduced administrative charges
  • For qualified employers, multi-year fee agreements and renewal caps ensure stable transitions and predictable renewals
  • Stop-loss placement through preferred partner
  • Aggregated volume purchasing creates preferred pricing

Retiree Medical Benefits

Since 2010, the Employers Health Coalition of Washington (EHC of Oregon and Washington) has partnered with Amwins Group Benefits (Amwins) to develop retiree medical solutions for prospective and existing clients. AmWINS leverages their expertise, administrative resources, and carrier relationship to help EHC of Oregon and Washington clients implement and maintain effective employer-sponsored and voluntary retiree medical and prescription drug programs.

Amwins’ services include:

  • Eligibility management
  • Enrollment
  • Marketing
  • Customer service
  • Billing & collection
  • Access to experience Medicare Benefit Specialists
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Comprehensive Network Options

In Washington, Premera Blue Cross offers fully-insured plan options designed to mirror current in-force plan designs, with the broadest possible national network.

The Coalition also contracts with HMA (Regence) and First Choice for TPA services. Both include comprehensive provider networks.

In Washington, EHC of Oregon and Washington health plans offer the Premera, Regence or First Choice networks.

An Option for Everyone

Select from multiple funding arrangements to meet the needs of employer groups and plan sponsors with varying goals:

  • A fully-insured shared savings solution, ideal for employers who may be interested in self-funding in the future
  • Bundled ASO solutions for employers interested in the total cost of care management
  • A TPA self-funded solution for the fixed-cost purchaser with improved pricing
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Employer Health Coalition of Washington

Employer + Member Resources

Access resources and value-added benefits designed to ease your way:

  • EHC of Oregon and Washington combined with your assigned broker/consultant to provide industry-leading administrative support, member service, compliance guidance, and technical support. This team approach results in an upgrade in your broker consultant resources.
  • Our consultants partner with you to develop meaningful wellness initiatives tailored to your specific population

Through our partner vendors our members have access to preferred pricing on the following programs:

  • Retiree Medical
  • Stand alone Rx Carve-outs and PBM Services
  • Life and Disability
  • Online Benefits Administration
  • Wellness programs
  • Compliance Guidance
  • Underwriting and Analytics
  • Comprehensive account management and member support