Additional Premera Programs

Virtual medical care is available to employees on a UA Choice Health Plan.​ Using either Doctor on Demand or 98point6 via Premera MyCare, you can easily connect to a physician by video or phone call from the comfort of your home. 

  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergies
  • Pink Eye
  • Sinus problems
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • And more!
  • Anytime, anywhere
  • When you need care immediately
  • If you are considering the ER or urgent care center for non-emergency issues
  • On vacation, on a business trip, or away from home
  • For short-term prescription refills

Talkspace is available to employees on a UA Choice Health Plan.​ With Talkspace, you can easily connect to therapists and psychiatrists by video, phone call, and text for about the same cost as an in-person visit.  

  • Sign up for Talkspace at blue.premera.com/BHsupport
  • Get matched with the best therapist for you
  • Start messaging your therapist right away

Livongo means "Living the healthier life I want."

This program is offered at no cost to University employees and covered dependents who are enrolled in a UA Choice Health Plan and meet the criteria required by Livongo. 

The program provides support and medical supplies for the follow health conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension 
  • Diabetes Prevention

Through the Livongo mobile app on an iPhone or Android smartphone you can receive care and support from Livongo staff to help manage your health condition. 

Visit their website to join now!

Pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions are covered on the same basis as any other condition for
all female members. 

Covered services include:

  • Screening and diagnostic procedures during pregnancy
  • Related genetic counseling when medically necessary
  • Medically necessary services and supplies related to home births
  • Inpatient hospital services for up to
    • 48 hours after a vaginal birth
    • 96 hours after a cesarean birth

Preventative services include:

  • Breastfeeding counseling, including hospital-grade breast pump rental if medically necessary
  • Maternity diagnostic screening
  • Screening for gestational diabetes
  • Purchase of a standard electric breast pump

 

Helpful information about pregnancy and proper prenatal care is available by calling the 24-Hour NurseLine at (800) 841-8343.

The University of Alaska is collaborating with Express-Scripts’ program, SaveonSP, to help you save money on certain specialty medications. Contact SaveonSP directly to find out if your current medication is eligible. 

  • If you participate in this program, your copay will be covered under the SaveonSP program for the specialty medications included in the program, which will result in no out-of-pocket costs to you. 
  • Your prescriptions will still be filled through Accredo, your existing specialty mail pharmacy.    
  • To participate, simply call SaveonSP at 1-800-683-1074 prior to filling your prescription. The program cannot be retroactively applied to a previously filled prescription.
  • Participation in the program is voluntary and if you choose to participate, SaveonSP will monitor your account to ensure you have no cost ($0). 
  • If you choose not to participate, SaveonSP will NOT be able to monitor your account and you will be responsible to pay the copay.
  • In both situations, the copays associated to the medication in the program will not count towards your deductible or out-of-pocket maximums.

The prescription drugs included in the SaveonSP program are classified as Non-Essential Health Benefits under the Affordable Care Act, because the prescription drug is considered a Non-Essential Health Benefits and therefore is not required to apply toward your out-of-pocket accumulators.
The medications and associated copays included in this program are subject to plan clinical rules and subject to change. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact SaveonSP at 1-800-683-1074
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern

​The University of Alaska’s UA Choice Health Care Plan offers three programs to help you travel to get the health care you need.

 

Also known as "Air to Surface" travel, this benefit is available to those who need care or diagnosis and there are no local providers.

Employees and their covered dependents on a UA Choice Health Plan.

Benefit is limited to the patient only unless the patient is a minor under the age of 18. A minor can be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Up to three (3) round trips via air to a network provider in Alaska (or to Seattle if that is the nearest provider)
  • Only the cost of airfare is covered

Contact Premera's customer service at 800-364-2994 to access this benefit.

Airfare must be purchased by the member and will be reimbursed with a medical claim form.

​For travel outside the state of Alaska, this enhanced program provides a dedicated customer support concierge phone line and service unit. 

Employees and their covered dependents on a UA Choice Health Plan.

This program is available for a wide variety of elective procedures, but does not include office visits, routine care, or dental care.

Call Premera's dedicated customer service line at 800-364-2994 to discuss the benefit, procedure, and eligibility. 

  • Travel and accommodation concierge services through dedicated phone line and service unit
  • Care coordination and problem solving between case managers and customer support
  • Steerage to high-value, lower-cost providers

Call 800-364-2994 to get clear benefit, eligibility, and medical cost information through dedicated customer support.

​The University of Alaska is committed to improving the access our employees have to specialty medical services at facilities that deliver better patient outcomes at affordable prices. 

In partnership with Premera, Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle has been designated a Center of Excellence (COE) to provide certain specialty medical services for university employees. The program includes enhanced services that support employees and their dependents when they seek care for certain specialty procedures.

For the third year in a row, Virginia Mason is rated in the top 1 percent of healthcare facilities in the nation, according to Healthgrades, which ranks America’s best hospitals.  Its network of specialty care medical centers and providers offer superior treatment results. 

Employees and their covered dependents on a UA Choice Health Plan.

  • Access to three of the most common specialty procedures:
    • Total joint replacements (knee & hip)
    • Spine surgeries
    • Gynecological procedures
  • Bundled payment arrangements for eligible specialty medical procedures which include:
    • Pre-surgical consultations and related services
    • Hospitalization, surgery, and related inpatient care
    • Post-surgical checkups
  • Employee cost shares (deductible and coinsurance) waived, except the Consumer-
    Directed Health Plan (CDHP) deductible, which can’t be waived
  • Predictive analytics, targeting, and outreach to identify eligible members, increase
    awareness, and educate members on the benefits of using a Premera COE provider for eligible services
  • Air travel for employees and a companion, black car services from the airport to hotel,
    and lodging at a select Virginia Mason hotel (up to IRS limits)
  • Dedicated care coordination from Premera’s medical travel experts and Clinical
    Programs clinicians during and after an employee’s procedure

Call Premera's customer service line at 800-995-2420.