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Premera Blue Cross Overview

Mountlake Terrace, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Insurance Carriers
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
At Premera we serve over 2 million people—from individuals and families to Fortune 100 employer groups. Our purpose is to improve customers' lives by making healthcare work better.

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Mission: Improve customers' lives by making healthcare work better.

Company Updates

  • Premera is proud to partner with the Ada Developers Academy. We were on site last week for our company presentation and met a group of potential interns!

    The Ada Academy is a training program for women and gender diverse people who are working to become software developers. Ada is tuition-free and is comprised of 6 months of full-time classroom training following by 5 months in a paid industry internship.

    Ada Developers Academy

    Ada Developers Academy is an intensive software development training program for women and gender diverse people in Seattle.

  • University of Washington student Leana Nakkour stopped by our booth, just like many other UW students, to talk with our Recruiting team and pick up some swag. She didn't realize that she would use that swag, a first aid kit, later that day. She shared with us what happened next…

    "Later that day I got on the bus to go home and it was at one of the last stops in University District that a woman collapsed while getting on the bus. She totally missed the curb when stepping and hit her head – either on the bus or the sidewalk, I'm not sure – and a UW medical student rushed out to help her. The bus driver didn't have any first aid materials so when the student rushed back on the bus asking if anyone had a first aid kit, guess who was the only one who did? The woman's forehead was swollen, but thankfully she was alright and only needed a few bandaids. Still, Premera saved the day!"

    The Recruiting team will be on campuses around the state this fall. In fact, the team is at Western Washington University today meeting with future Premera interns and employees.

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Premera Blue Cross – Why Work For Us?

At Premera we serve over 2 million people—from individuals and families to Fortune 100 employer groups. Our purpose is to improve customers' lives by making healthcare work better.

As one of the largest health plans in the Pacific Northwest, we provide comprehensive, tailored services to customers in Washington and Alaska that include innovative programs focused on wellness and prevention, disease management and patient safety—delivered through health, life, vision, dental, stop-loss, disability, workforce wellness, and other related products and services.

We are committed to controlling rising medical costs while ensuring access to quality care for our members.

At Premera, we do things a bit differently. Here in the Pacific Northwest, our visionary spirit and personalized service make our company exceptional. Join us, and feel good about working to promote health and providing peace of mind for our members.

Benefit Differently!

As a Premera employee, you’ll enjoy medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, educational assistance benefits, and more. The community also benefits through our collaboration with health-related organizations, including United Way, ongoing volunteer efforts and contributions to programs.
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Premera Social Impact

Vision statement: Premera Social Impact makes a difference in the lives of those living in our communities. Through corporate giving, volunteering, and community engagement, we promote new partnerships and solutions to help make healthcare work better.

Ways that we give:

  • Social Impact Grants: Premera grants significant financial awards to evidence-based programs and pilot projects that show the potential for significant impact. In 2017, approximately 20 grants will be awarded, for a total of $2 million. Learn about Premera social impact grants.
  • Corporate sponsorships: One-time monetary contributions to organizations that share our goals.
  • Employee engagement: Current volunteer activities include Seattle Works Day and the Bridge Nonprofit Board Training, United Way campaigns, and the launch of our own company-wide Social Impact Day.

Company contribution guidelines now align to our company values. This means that some previously supported sponsorships may be reduced or discontinued. Future sponsorships should:

  • Support our company purpose
  • Address an identified community need
  • Directly impact and support innovation in health programs and healthcare service delivery
  • Enhance the ability of organizations and healthcare services to support their communities

Premera Blue Cross Reviews

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    "Glad to be part of the change!!!"

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    It’s a good place to be if you want to be part of an organization going through a lot of needed change and you want to help with that change. We have a lot of new leaders and new employees bringing good ideas and challenging the status quo. We have new values that we are trying to live, more clarity on communications and a new focus on how we can improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better. Pay is competitive and benefits are really good, including a 401K and we still have a pension. We even have more employee forums where we are able to share our thoughts.


    Like most companies, we still have our issues too. Yes, we have leadership and employee issues in pockets of the company that are slower to adapt to the change making it difficult for some of us that want change. It is a burden on some of us as we need to pick up the extra work, but we are seeing more being done about it to address these concerns. We don’t always know if we are heard as communication is not always the best, but we know they are trying.

    Advice to Management

    I think we are going in the right direction and that our leadership teams are doing a good job. There are opportunities for better leadership training and better communication throughout the company. Many of us are still trying to understand where we are going as a company so help us do that.

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Premera Blue Cross Photos

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Premera Blue Cross photo of: 2017 American Heart Association Heart Walk
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Premera Blue Cross photo of: 4 IT leaders attend WSU's Evening with Industry event hosted by the Society of Women Engineers.
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Premera Blue Cross Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Premera Blue Cross (Mountlake Terrace, WA).


    First a technical phone interview followed by in-person interactive technical interview by two or more "peers" followed by in-person interview with two potential managers. Peers asked relevant questions to evaluate my background and current abilities.

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    • They asked if I had any ambitions to moving to management at some point.   Answer Question
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Premera Blue Cross Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Premier Partner Award, United Way of Snohomish County, 2016
  • President’s Award, United Way of Snohomish County, 2016
  • Start! Fit-Friendly Company, American Heart Association, 2013
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