Uniform Medical Plan

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About Uniform Medical Plan

Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) is a collection of high-quality, self-insured preferred provider organization (PPO) health plans and accountable care plans offered through Washington State’s Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program. UMP is administered by Regence BlueShield and Washington State Rx Services.

UMP is ready to meet your health care needs with several affordable plan options. All plans pay for covered preventive services like annual checkups, and certain screenings and vaccines at no cost to you when you see a network provider.

When you choose a UMP plan, you get an active partner in your health care and a dedicated service team available to answer your questions quickly and help you make the most of your benefits.

Webinars

UMP is hosting several webinars (through GoToWebinar) during open enrollment. Live close captioning is available for all webinars, on demand*.

Registration is required.

How do I register?

Click the registration link for the webinar you wish to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Dates and times

UMP Classic, Select, and CDHP
UMP Plus—Puget Sound High Value Network
UMP Plus—UW Medicine Accountable Care Network

*Live captioning available: Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART) services, or live closed captioning, are available for these events, on demand. Scheduling CART services requires a two to three week lead-time. To request this accommodation, please submit a request to Janice Knutz as soon as possible. If you make your request less than a week in advance of the event, our language access manager cannot guarantee that a CART writer will be available.

UMP Plus webinars will be recorded and made available a few days after the event on each plan's website.

Plan details

UMP Classic uses Regence BlueShield’s largest network of providers, but has a lower deductible than UMP Select and UMP Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP). For most services, you can see a specialist without a referral. With UMP Classic, you pay $0 for covered preventive care when you see a network provider. UMP Classic also covers the full cost of certain programs to quit smoking or manage diabetes. You will also have 24/7 access to on-demand virtual care.

UMP Select uses Regence BlueShield’s largest network of providers. The plan offers a lower monthly premium than UMP Classic and UMP Plus, but has a higher coinsurance (the amount you pay your provider) than other UMP plans. For most services, you can see a specialist without a referral. With UMP Select, you pay $0 for covered preventive care when you see a network provider. UMP Select also covers the full cost of certain programs to quit smoking or manage diabetes. You will also have 24/7 access to on-demand virtual care.

UMP CDHP uses Regence BlueShield’s largest network of providers. UMP CDHP covers the same services as UMP Classic, but has a lower monthly premium and a higher deductible. When you enroll in UMP CDHP, you are automatically enrolled in a health savings account (HSA) through our HSA partner HealthEquity who manages the account. This allows you to set aside pre-tax money to pay for qualified medical expenses, including prescription drugs and more. Visit HealthEquity or watch their recorded webinar to discover the many uses for your HSA. The State of Washington contributes annually to the account on an individual or family basis. Once the money is in your account, it’s yours, and there is no deadline to use it. With UMP CDHP, you pay $0 for covered preventive care services when you see a network provider. For most services, you can see a specialist without a referral. You will also have 24/7 access to on-demand virtual care.

UMP Plus–PSHVN is a network of providers offering high quality, coordinated care at a lower cost. You pay $0 for office visits with network primary care providers, including pediatricians, and there is no prescription drug deductible. The UMP Plus–PSHVN network is a limited network compared to UMP Classic, UMP Select, and UMP CDHP. To enroll in this plan, you must live in Chelan, Douglas, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, or Yakima county. UMP Plus has a lower deductible and monthly premium than UMP Classic while offering most of the same benefits. For most services, you can see a specialist without a referral, and you pay $0 for covered preventive care services when you see a network provider. Visit the UMP Plus–PSHVN website to learn more about the network.

UMP Plus–UW Medicine ACN is a network of providers offering high quality, coordinated care at a lower cost. You pay $0 for office visits with network primary care providers, including pediatricians, and there is no prescription drug deductible. The UMP Plus–UW Medicine ACN network is a limited network compared to UMP Classic, UMP Select, and UMP CDHP. To enroll in this plan, you must live in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, or Thurston county. UMP Plus has a lower deductible and monthly premium than UMP Classic while offering most of the same benefits. For most services, you can see a specialist without a referral, and you pay $0 for covered preventive care services when you see a network provider. Visit the UMP Plus–UW Medicine ACN website to learn more about the network.

Contact information

UMP Customer Service

Phone: 1-888-849-3681
TRS: 711
Monday through Friday
5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific)

Washington State Rx Services

Phone: 1-888-361-1611
TRS: 711
Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Available outside these hours with limited services.
Extended hours: Available November 4, 11, and 18 until 8 p.m. (Pacific) to help answer open enrollment questions.

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