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Premera Blue Cross HMO Referral Update

February 1, 2024

Effective January 25, 2024, most HMO-approved referrals are extended to 24 visits for 12 months. This is a change from 6 visits in 6 months. This helps decrease the administrative burden for providers and improve the member experience. Please continue to submit referrals to Premera Blue Cross HMO through Availity for the fastest turnaround, or submit referrals by fax at 888-704-2091.

If you have questions or concerns about this update, please call the HMO Plus Team at 844-722-4661 from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. You can email us at