WTIA partners with Premera Blue Cross

Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) said it is building a new healthcare offering custom designed to meet the unique needs and desires of local tech employees and employers.

The WTIA has partnered with the largest health plan provider in the Pacific Northwest, Premera to develop the initial phases of this healthcare offering built with the tech employee in mind.

“As a small tech company it´s been difficult to find a healthcare plan that´s able to meet our unique needs. It´s a frustrating process because we see so much innovation across the board regarding new services that could be helpful, and yet we´ve had no way to access them,” said Gena Cook, CEO of Navigating Cancer.

The WTIA will build this plan in a phased approach through a series of partnerships with service providers and local startups. As a first step, the WTIA has partnered with Premera who will serve as the primary provider for the plan. The association chose to work with Premera because of their proven track record of delivering custom health care solutions in our region to employers like Microsoft and Boeing, and their commitment to designing one to meet the needs of technology employees.

Founded in 1984, the WTIA is the unifying voice for 8500 technology companies and 250,000 tech professionals in Washington.