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  • Alaska challenges require Alaska solutions.

    Making Alaska health care work better: State's challenges require unique solutions

    Healthcare in the United States is amazing. Earlier this year, doctors in Cleveland planted electrodes in the brain and arm of a paralyzed man allowing him to move his arm just by thinking about it.

  • A successful year for Premera Blue Cross employee giving campaign! Over $675,000 raised for nonprofit partners who are addressing poverty in our community.

    Employees give back to United Way

    Premera Blue Cross employees are passionate about giving back to the community. In addition to the $3 million in Premera Social Impact grants, employees donated their time and money for our annual employee giving campaign primarily supporting United Way of Snohomish County and Spokane County United Way.

  • Premera awards $1 Million investment in Covenant House Alaska to support their mission to eradicate youth homelessness. Read more:

    Premera Announces $1 Million Investment in Covenant House Alaska

    Today, through the Premera Social Impact program, we had the honor of announcing a $1 million grant to Covenant House Alaska (CHA) to provide housing and behavioral health services for homeless youth. This grant will support CHA's Rapid ReHousing program, which will move 30 youth, ages 18-24, from temporary shelters into apartments.

  • Premera's Pride is Growing!

    Premera's Pride is Growing

    This past weekend, Premera participated in the Seattle Pride Parade for the second year. A few weekends before that, we participated in the Spokane Pride Parade for the first time. As a key sponsor of both events, Premera showed up in each parade in a huge way, and I was honored to march in both.

  • Premera's Chief Information Officer Mark Gregory takes a ride with Microsoft's Brad Anderson. Get a front-seat view of their conversation about leveraging data to solve the four basic problems of healthcare. (Don't forget to check out Episode 2!)

  • It is Mental Health Awareness Month and Dr. Mia Wise, a medical director at Premera Blue Cross, shares a few tips when facing anxiety and depression. Learn more at

    Start with empathy, stop the stigma

    Think of five people you know, adult or child. One of them is going to suffer from a mental health condition in their lifetime. That's 20 percent of the American population. Today the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released a national study, Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health .

  • This is a story about one of our employees and his passion for helping others find support to overcome the stigma of addiction. Read more and watch the full video at

  • "I was impressed by Premera's presentation to my class and each woman's personal story of getting into tech. It illustrated Premera's supportive environment, and interest in developing the careers of software engineers," said Julia Meier, our first intern from Ada Developers Academy.

    Premera welcomes Ada Developers Academy intern

    This year Premera is starting a partnership with Ada Developers Academy, a non-profit training program for women and gender-diverse people who want to become software developers. The 11-month program includes six months of full-time classroom training followed by a five-month industry internship.

  • Everett’s Cocoon House is receiving a $1.6 million Premera Social Impact grant for the final piece of funding for its Colby Avenue Youth Center in Everett.

    “We see homelessness as a health care issue,” said Steve Kipp, our vice president of Corporate Communications. “If you can get people off the street, you’re increasing their life expectancy dramatically."

    This is part of a larger investment of $250 million over the next five years to stabilize individual health insurance markets, improve coverage in rural areas and support efforts to address a wide variety of behavioral health issues.

    Premera pledges $250M of tax cut to health coverage, charity |

    Premera is receiving a $250 million refund after the federal tax reform package. It's using that money for several efforts to improve health care in Washington and Alaska. (Premera) Cocoon House is among the beneficiaries, receiving $1.6 million from the non-profit health insurer. You must sign in or register to continue reading content.

  • “You have a health care system that has grown up over time that is very slow moving, its very driven by inertia and it’s not always truly focused on that customer,” said Nathan Johnson, Premera’s vice president of Strategic Development. “Therein lies the opportunity for Premera.”

    Über easy: Premera exec thinks insurance industry needs to change |

    Nathan Johnson is the VP of strategic development at Premera Blue Cross, the health insurer based in Mountlake Terrace. He thinks that what Amazon has done to shopping and what Uber has done for transportation is coming soon to health insurance.

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