Boeing provides insurance benefits to most of it’s Washington State employees through BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois.
Starting in 2015, we see a major change in offerings for certain Boeing employees, including Puget Sound region Boeing nonunion employees and their covered dependents, employees represented by the SPEEA Pilot/Instructors Unit (SPIU) and their covered dependents, and employees represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers Power Plant (IUOE 286 PP) and their covered dependents.** These employees qualify for the “Preferred Partnership” options for their healthcare services. This option allows employees to choose a specific provider network and lower their monthly premiums.
All information is based on available documentation (see below for links) for Preferred Partnership for Traditional Medical Plan and Preferred Partnership for Select Network Plan. Please work with your HR representative for information on Advantage+ and to confirm your health care coverage and costs at Specialty Natural Medicine.
Per the “Preferred Partnership” page, Dr Kathleen Janel, ND and Dr Rebecca Lang, ND is considered in network for both networks due to the plans using the broader BCBSIL network in Puget Sound (including Regence) for Naturopaths.
UW Medicine-Advantage+, Traditional Medical and Select Network – Yes
Providence-Swedish-Advantage+, Traditional Medical and Select Network – Yes
Per plan documentation, the Naturopath provider categories are eligible for the office visit copay waiver under the Preferred Provider networks.
Since 2015, we have successfully billed Regence for Boeing employees under the Advantage+ networks.
Please check with your Human Resources representative or BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois to confirm if your insurance plan provides coverage for Naturopathic services.
We can provide you with common CPT codes (used for insurance billing) so you can contact your HR rep, or your insurance company to determine your level of coverage.
You may also refer to the Boeing – BlueCross BlueShield web page for information about available plans and coverage.
2014 Plan Information
The Traditional Medical Plan did not cover Naturopathic Doctors in 2013 and earlier. BlueCross BlueShield is now informing us that Boeing Employees on the Traditional Medical Plan will have coverage for Naturopathic Doctors. However, please call BCBS to confirm. It appears that some Traditional Medical Plans may be considered “grandfathered” and not provide ND (Naturopathic Doctor) coverage. For grandfathered plans, Acupuncture is covered, but not ND office visits. Call Boeing Member Services at 888-802-8776 to confirm whether your plan covers Naturopathic Doctors.
**(Please work with your Human Resources representative for full details on if you qualify for these plans and your options for covered healthcare services).
(*) Disclaimer: All information provided on health benefits via Specialty Natural Medicine (by email, phone, website or in person) is for informational purposes only and is not a guarantee of coverage. Please consult with your insurance provider, human resources representative, a licensed insurance broker or a representative from your state or federal Health Exchange for definitive information on your coverage and benefits.