Agent Bulletin

 PacificSource Health Plans 

  June 29, 2011

Quick links to state-specific news: Idaho News, Oregon News

News for All Regions

New Agent Coordinator Phone Number Makes Contacting Us Easier

We have created a phone queue to make it easier for you to contact our Marketing Department Agent Coordinators, and to make sure you are assisted promptly.

  • Call (541) 225-1963 (Eugene area) or toll-free (800) 624-6052, ext. 1963 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (PT) to reach the next available Agent Coordinator.
  • We’d also like to remind you to please use the email queue for our Agent Coordinators: agentcoordinator@pacificsource.com [Ed.: the email queue address changed to agentcoordinator@pacificsource.com from groupsales@pacificsource.com effective 8/2/11].

Using either of these two contact methods will help us to provide you with the swiftest possible response related to agent administration, including contracting, appointments, commissions, licensing, and E&O documentation.

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Performance Fliers Highlight Our Commitment to Service

We’ve recently updated our performance sales fliers with data through the first quarter of 2011. Along with our other fliers about PacificSource, these can help inform your prospective clients about our financial stability and commitment to service.

Operational Performance (Idaho, Oregon): To maintain service levels and customer satisfaction ratings that are consistently among the best in our industry, we continually poll our customers and measure our performance on more than 50 operational processes. The flier data represents reporting period averages for a few of those measures.

Financial Performance (Idaho, Oregon): Through the years, our dedicated staff, innovative plans, sound business practices, and vision for the future have all contributed to our record of success. The flier data represents our performance for the past five years.

These and other fliers about PacificSource are available in the For Agents > Forms and Materials area of our website under Brochures and Sales Materials.

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NAIFA Conference Scheduled for September 10-14

Early Registration Deadline: July 6, 2011

Advance Registration Deadline: August 8, 2011

Registration for the NAIFA 2011 Career Conference and Annual Meeting is now open. The event will be held September 10-14, in Washington D.C. For more information and to register, visit the NAIFA Conference page.

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NAIC Launches Educational Health Video

To provide clarity on the Affordable Care Act, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has developed a brief, educational video to address frequently asked questions from consumers. Read the NAIC news release.

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Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Our offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

Best wishes from all of us at PacificSource
for a happy and safe holiday!

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Idaho News

Individual Application Process Q&A

Question: If my client wants to add health history or change their effective date, should I submit a revised application?

Answer: No. Please submit an Idaho Individual Application Update Form if your client needs to update their medical history or wishes to change their effective date.

Please note: if the initial application has a signature date more than 62 days old, we require a new Idaho Universal Application.

Question: My client has signed the acceptance letter, but changed the effective date. Can I go ahead and fax it to you along with a copy of the premium check?

Answer: No. An Idaho Individual Application Update Form is necessary to change the effective date listed on the acceptance letter. We require this form to be signed and returned before changing the effective date. Upon receipt of the completed form, we will issue a new offer letter for signature, which will need to be submitted with the first month’s premium.

Note: There’s no need to fax or e-mail copies of the check with an acceptance offer. We will use the postmark as the date received. However, the acceptance letter is not considered received until your client’s payment arrives with the signed offer.

We’re always happy to answer your questions. Please contact our Idaho Individual Sales Department staff in our Boise office at (208) 333-1559, toll-free (855) 333-1559, or by email at idahoindividual@pacificsource.com. You are also welcome to contact Individual Sales Representative Angie Jackson directly in our Boise office at (208) 908-5800, toll-free (888) 492-2875 ext. 5800, or by email at ajackson@pacificsource.com.

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Oregon News

PBJ Looking for Healthiest Oregon Employers

Submissions are now being accepted for the Healthiest Employers of Oregon program. We’re pleased to partner with the Portland Business Journal (PBJ) to recognize Oregon businesses for their commitment to workplace wellness. The Healthiest Employers of Oregon awards honor small, medium, and large companies that are demonstrating innovation and leadership in their wellness programs.

The deadline is August 12, 2011. For more information and to apply, please visit the Healthiest Employers of Oregon nomination page.

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All Regions

Community Events

PacificSource is proud to sponsor Northwest community events that support healthy communities and health-focused organizations. We hope you will join us in supporting these events:

Light of Liberty Celebration
July 4, Springfield, Oregon
Visit our booth in the Kid Nation area for healthy games!

Cast a Line for Youth, the Great Fish Race—Lutheran Community Services Northwest
July 4, Prineville, Oregon

Annual Dinner/Auction—Catholic Community Services
July 7, Eugene, Oregon

Children's Festival—Storytelling Guild
July 10, Jackson County, Oregon

Swingin' Summer Night—Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
July 21, Sweet Cheeks Winery near Eugene, Oregon

Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival  
July 22-24, Bend, Oregon

Relay For Life—American Cancer Association, Deschutes County
July 23, Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Oregon

Ride through Paradise Cycling Event—CASA for Children of Klamath County
July 23, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Boise Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
July 28, Boise, Idaho
at PacificSource Health Plans

Relay For Life— American Cancer Association, Eugene/Springfield
July 29-30, Eugene, Oregon, Willamette High School

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In This Issue:

All Regions

Agent Coordinator Phone

Performance

NAIFA Conference

NAIC Educational Video

Holiday Hours

Idaho News

Individual Application Process

Oregon News

Healthiest Oregon Employers

All Regions

Community Events

 

 

Questions? You’re always welcome to contact us!

 

Regional

Troy Kirk, Senior Vice President Group Sales

Dave Ewers, Director, Idaho Sales and Account Management

Todd Lovshin, VP and Montana Regional Director

Tony Kopki, Oregon Sales Director
503.802.5337 or toll-free 800.473.0509, ext. 5337  

Eugene

541.686.1242 or toll-free 800.624.6052
fax: 541.225.3645
Doug Sheffer, Regional Sales Manager, Eugene
Sandy Ogle, Small Group Sales Executive

Bend

541.330.8896 or toll-free 888.877.7996
fax 541.330.8948
John Wright, Regional Sales Manager, Bend

Boise

208.342.3709 or toll-free 888.492.2875
fax 208.342.4508 or 208.344.4262
Nathan Pierce, Sales Executive

Helena

406.422.1008 or toll-free 855.422.1008
fax 406.422.1010
Tory Pescosolido, Regional Sales Manager, Montana
Mel Reinhardt, Sales Executive

Idaho Falls

208.522.1360 or toll-free 800.688.5008
fax 208.522.1366
KC Kuttler, Sales Executive

Medford

541.858.0381 or toll-free 800.899.5866
fax 541.858.0486
Jeff Kapple, Regional Sales Manager, Medford

Northern Idaho

208.665.7976 or toll-free 800.688.5008
fax 208.665.7984
Jaime Arnold, Sales Executive

Portland

503.699.6561 or toll-free 866.540.1191
fax 503.697.1075
Jason Fullan, Sales Executive

 

Individual

Idaho: idahoindividual@pacificsource.com
Boise 208.333.1559 or toll-free 855.333.1559
fax 208.333.1587

Montana: montanaindividual@pacificsource.com
Helena 406.442.6609 or toll-free 888.684.5585
fax 541.225.3646 (Eugene headquarters)

Oregon: individual@pacificsource.com
Eugene 541.684.5442 or toll-free 866.695.8684
fax 541.684.5401

Kelly Walker, Individual Sales Representative
Portland 503.867.6828 or toll-free 866.540.1191
John Wright, Bend Regional Manager
Bend 541.330.8896 or toll-free 888.877.7996
Jim Bianchi, Idaho Individual Sales Manager
Boise 208.333.1540 or toll-free 888.492.2875
Boise fax 208.333.1587
Angie Jackson, Individual Sales Representative
Boise 208.908.5800 or toll-free 888.492.2875
Boise fax 208.333.1587
Susie Chun, Individual Sales Representative
Medford 541.858.0381 or toll-free 800.899.5866

 

Dental

Jim Gimarelli, D.M.D., Director of Dental Business
800.624.6052, ext. 3783

 

PacificSource Administrators

541.485.7488 or toll-free 800.422.7038
fax 541.681.8792
or toll-free 800.575.1109

Liz Manley, Sales Representative
541.225.2777 or toll-free 800.422.7038, ext. 2777

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