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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
Premera Blue Cross is a leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, providing comprehensive health benefits and tailored services to approximately 1.9 million people, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. The company offers innovative health and wellness solutions focused ... Read more

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

Company Updates

  • This week at HIMSS, the team behind our Microsoft-powered virtual assistant Premera Scout received the 2019 Microsoft Health Innovation Award. The award recognizes health organizations for using Microsoft’s intelligent health technologies in innovative ways to improve the healthcare experience.
    (Ryan Rosensweig and Neil Lazo are pictured here accepting the award.)

    HIMSS 19: Microsoft for Healthcare Innovation Award Winners

    The winners of the 2019 Microsoft for Healthcare Innovation Awards were announced at HIMSS19 yesterday during the Microsoft Health Forum. Each year, the awards acknowledge health and life sciences organizations and their technology solution partners that are achieving innovation excellence with a Microsoft-based solution.

  • Through Premera's Social Impact program, Eastside nonprofits were awarded grants to address behavioral health.

    Premera awards $3.3 million in community grants focusing on behavioral health | Redmond Reporter

    Premera Blue Cross, through its Premera Social Impact program, announced on Dec. 17 that it is giving more than $3.3 million in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations across Washington, including Hopelink in Redmond. "These programs are among the leaders in our area in making a difference in the lives of individuals and families," stated Paul Hollie, who leads Premera Social Impact.

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Premera Blue Cross – Why Work For Us?

At Premera, we make healthcare work better. By focusing on improving our customers’ experience purposefully and serving their needs passionately, we make the process easier, less costly, and more positive. Through empathy and advocacy, we change lives.

Visit our Premera Voices blog to learn more about the work Premera is doing to unravel the complexities surrounding healthcare.

We are creating an environment where our employees can do their best work. With our customers at the center of all we do, our culture promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. Every day, we focus on living our values:

  • Identify with the customer
  • Act with urgency
  • Be excellent
  • Challenge convention
  • Do the right thing
  • Work together

Join us on our journey and you’ll work with committed people working together with passion on behalf of our customers.

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Premera Social Impact is making a difference in our communities. Through volunteering, community engagement, and corporate giving, we promote new partnerships and are actively sponsoring initiatives that:

  • Support our company values
  • 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 

Learn more about our commitment and the ways that we give.

A group of Premera's 2018 interns, representing teams across IT, Customer Experience, Business Continuity, and Project Management.

 As an Intern for Premera, you will work on challenging and exciting projects that contribute to some key initiatives. Our program gives you the opportunity to apply your passion and classroom knowledge while working side-by-side with leaders in the industry, participate in team-building excursions, and build your business acumen with networking events, such as a leadership speaker series and happy hour. We raise camaraderie and build lasting relationships with one another.  

IT Interships

 We offer competitive salaries and impactful work opportunities for students.   Internship focus areas include infrastructure, cyber security, project management, web development, mobile development and strategic programs.   Here are some exciting opportunities in IT that you could contribute to: 

  • Be on the ground floor as we pioneer cutting edge technology  
  • Redesign our web site and mobile app for our customers 
  • Participate on a scrum team working to bring Premera technology forward 
You will have an opportunity to network and build meaningful relationships that will outlast your summer internship responsibilities.

Premera Blue Cross Reviews

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    I worked at Premera Blue Cross full-time (More than 5 years)


    Company offers excellent pay/benefits for the positions offered in this market and the growth potential from internal promotions is a huge plus.


    Ups and downs within the health insurance marketplace has caused changes within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being the leader of the market.

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Premera Blue Cross Photos

Premera Blue Cross photo of: Premera 12's - 2015
Premera Blue Cross photo of: Premera employees walk in the 2018 Puget Sound Heart and Stroke walk.
Premera Blue Cross photo of: Premera's Recruiting team participated in the United Way Day of Caring, supporting Washington Kids in Transition.
Premera Blue Cross photo of: Premera is present with the Outstanding Philanthropic Partner Award by Seattle Works
Premera Blue Cross photo of: The Premera Test Kitchen is cooking up ideas from all corners of campus (and beyond).
Premera Blue Cross photo of: Dozens of Premera volunteers, over several events, supported Second Harvest, a local Spokane food bank, by sorting through more than 18,000lbs of food to ensure only quality items hit the shelves.
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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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

  • Start! Fit-Friendly Company, American Heart Association, 2013
  • 2016 Premier Partner Award, United Way of Snohomish County, 2016
  • President’s Award, United Way of Snohomish County, 2016
  • Volunteer Mobilization of the Year, Spokane County United Way, 2018
  • Visionary Award, United Way of Snohomish County, 2017
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