This page offers information for UMP members that may be helpful during open enrollment: November 1-30, 2018. Find out what's new for 2019, learn about your options, and compare the three UMP plans to find one that best fits your needs.
Have questions? Call UMP Customer Service at 1-888-849-3681 (TRS: 711) for questions about medical benefits, or Washington State Rx Services at 1-888-361-1611 (TRS: 711) for questions about prescription drugs.
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For a summary of the most important information about open enrollment and 2019 coverage, read the UMP open enrollment newsletter:
- UMP Open Enrollment Newsletter 2019 (non-Medicare)
- UMP Open Enrollment Newsletter 2019: Medicare edition
2019 monthly premiums
Monthly premiums for most UMP members are increasing for 2019. However, premiums for some UMP Classic Medicare retirees are decreasing, and UMP CDHP premiums for employees are not changing. To compare 2018 and 2019 premiums for UMP members, read the UMP 2019 premiums flyer.
Note: School district employees and employees who work for a city, county, port, etc., need to contact their personnel, payroll, or benefits office to find their monthly premiums.
Diabetes Prevention Program powered by Omada Health
Do you have prediabetes or are you at high risk for diabetes? Beginning January 1, 2019, if you are a non-Medicare member you can participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program powered by Omada Health. With a focus on changing your food habits and increasing your activity levels, this interactive program includes a wireless scale to monitor your progress and a professional health coach to keep you on track.
The program adapts to you, and you can engage with a small online peer group for real-time support. Visit Omada Health's website for more information.
In addition to the new virtual Diabetes Prevention Program, UMP will continue to cover the YMCA’s in-person classes for the current Diabetes Prevention Program in 2019 at no cost to you.
Spine care: Centers of Excellence Program
UMP Classic and UMP CDHP non-Medicare members will be able to choose the Centers of Excellence (COE) Program for spine care evaluation and surgery starting January 1, 2019.
Members who meet medical and other criteria can receive a spine care evaluation or procedure, including pre- and post-operative care, at low to no cost. The COE Program, which is administered by Premera Blue Cross, is part of HCA’s continuing efforts to pay for value instead of volume.
Curious about the COE program?
Coverage for contraceptives
Starting in January 2019, male condoms, male spermicides, and all female contraceptives will be covered at 100 percent with no deductible for UMP Classic and UMP Plus members.
For UMP CDHP members, male condoms and male spermicides will be covered at 100 percent, once a member meets their deductible. All female contraceptives will be covered at 100 percent with no deductible.
UMP Plus service area change
Starting January 1, 2019, the UMP Plus networks will no longer provide coverage in Grays Harbor County. This includes the Grays Harbor Community Hospital and its associated clinics. You can continue to receive services in Grays Harbor County through the networks until December 31, 2018.
PEBB members in Grays Harbor County will have other health care coverage options for the 2019 plan year, including UMP Classic and UMP CDHP.
You can change your medical plan during the PEBB Program annual open enrollment, November 1–30, 2018. Use PEBB's medical benefits comparison tool or visit PEBB's website to compare medical plans that PEBB offers.
Please call UMP Customer Service at 1-888-849-3681 (TRS: 711) if you have any questions.
The UMP Notice of Privacy Practices is being updated and will become effective November 1, 2018. Read it to learn how UMP and the Health Care Authority are protecting your personal information.
- Review benefits comparisons (handouts).
- Use PEBB's medical benefits comparison tool and choose up to three UMP plans to compare.
- Review Summaries of Benefits and Coverage.
- Read this summary of your prescription drug benefit.
For help understanding common health terms used in these summaries, read the Uniform Glossary of Terms.
Visit the UMP Plus home page or use the resources below.
The UMP Plus networks are hosting webinars to describe their plans and answer questions about services and benefits. Tune in to learn more.
- Puget Sound High Value Network (PSHVN)
October 29, noon to 1 p.m. Pacific Time (PT)
Register for the PSHVN webinar
- UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (UW Medicine ACN)
November 7, noon to 1 p.m. PT
Register for the UW Medicine Accountable Care Network webinar
Can’t make the live webinar? The sessions will be recorded and available to view later:
- Puget Sound High Value Network
- UW Medicine Accountable Care Network
(Note: You will need to register for this webinar to watch the recorded presentation.)
UMP Plus video
Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of UMP Plus, including information on monthly premiums and coordinated care.
Medical benefits: UMP Customer Service
Business hours: Monday–Friday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Pacific time
Prescription drug benefits: Washington State Rx Services
Business hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week