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Want to do something that’s good for your teeth and good for the environment? Go paperless!

In honor of Earth Day, we’re reminding you that going paperless is an easy way to help the environment and ultimately reduce waste. As a Delta Dental of Washington member, you can go paperless by using your free MySmile account to monitor your billing and dental benefits online without the hassle of snail mail.

Get started with MySmile today!

Going paperless isn’t the only benefit of using your MySmile account. Use MySmile to:

  • Find a dentist in your area
  • Get treatment estimates
  • Monitor your benefits
  • Review your treatment history

For oral health tips, visit Delta Dental of Washington’s oral health blog.

Discount Available to Business Health Trust Members for Elevate NW Conference

As a member of Business Health Trust, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce would like to extend to you a special offer to attend Elevate NW Conference, a 300-person event dedicated to the growth and success of small to mid-sized businesses in our region. Join us to hear from local business leaders and learn successful strategies, plus mingle with fellow professionals during the festive reception.

Agenda includes:

  • 1 p.m. –  Keynote from Brian Canlis, Owner of Canlis restaurant – hear the inspiring story of how this James Beard 2019 Design Icon Award winner and third-generation small business has stayed relevant for 68+ years.
  • 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Two rounds of three breakout sessions focused on:
    • Financing 101
    • Smart Business Growth
    • Creating a People-Centric Workplace 
  • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. – After-party with complimentary food, drinks, games, and more!

Elevate NW Conference
When:
Tuesday, April 30
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Fisher Pavilion and Armory Lofts, Seattle Center

Special Offer: $79 (normally $99) – use this special link

More info on speakers and sessions: click here

Ways to Save as a Member of Business Health Trust

Business Health Trust was started by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in 2007 so that small businesses and non-profits could offer their employees the health benefits they need to stay competitive, and provide health insurance for groups that might not otherwise be able to afford coverage.

Since then, Business Health Trust has expanded its reach across the state through association partnerships with:

Membership in any of the above automatically qualifies you for Business Health Trust (at no additional cost), and all the advocacy, resources and savings that go along with it. You can join any Chamber or association, regardless of where your business is located and still qualify for benefits through Business Health Trust.

As the plan sponsor, the Seattle Chamber offers robust cost savings for your business through its Member Savings Toolkit, including:

  • Discounts of 10% to 55% percent on common office expenses including credit card processing fees and office supplies
  • Savings on business services such as human resources, high-speed internet and phone, and email marketing tools
  • Discounts up to 50% on retail ORCA passes for employees
  • Reduced venue rentals at the Seattle Chamber’s Microsoft Events Center

Learn more about other benefits available to members of Business Health Trust on the What We Offer page.

Event: Business After Hours at Graduate Seattle

Networking with a view! Head up to the rooftop and take in the panoramic view of the city during April’s Business After Hours at The Mountaineering Club inside Graduate Seattle.

Date: Wed, Apr 10, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Mountaineering Club at Graduate Seattle
Address: 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98105 (Get Directions)
Members: $20 pre-paid ($30 as of April 3)
Non-Members: $30 pre-paid ($60 as of April 3)
Questions: Contact Betsy Paige at 206-389-7345

About Business After Hours
Enjoy networking in a fun and relaxed environment at Business After Hours. Held in a variety of venues throughout the Seattle metro area, these evening receptions are a great place to meet fellow regional professionals.

About the Host
Prominently situated on Brooklyn Avenue in Seattle’s University District, the newly opened Graduate Seattle honors the historic 1930s building and pays tribute to UW, its alumni as well as the city’s rich landscape. Created for travelers who seek memory-making journeys, Graduate Hotels is a thoughtfully crafted collection of hotels that reside in the most dynamic university-anchored cities across the country. Each property celebrates and commemorates the optimistic energy of its community, while offering an extended retreat to places that often play host to the best days of our lives.

Offering one of the best views in Seattle, Mountaineering Club invites adventurous locals and tourists alike to climb up to the top floor of Graduate Seattle for a menu of locally inspired eats.

Get Spring Cleaning Tips and More in our Healthy Living E-News

If you’re ready to welcome spring with open arms, check out the March edition of Healthy Living with Business Health Trust!

Our wellness partners offer up plenty of seasonal tips, whether you’re interested in spring cleaning for a healthier home or cleaning your diet.

Sign up today to have our e-newsletter delivered monthly to your inbox!

Get Health Plan Info on the Go with the Premera Mobile App

Business Health Trust members enrolled in medical benefits through Premera Blue Cross have convenient, anywhere access to health plan information with Premera’s mobile app. With the app in hand, you can:

  • Find Care: Find in-network doctors, hospitals, urgent care, and more.
  • Access your ID card: Use your digital ID card to show your proof of coverage.
  • Check claims: View detailed claims information, including when we receive your claim, when we pay it, and what the provider may bill you.
  • Track your spending: Know exactly how close you are to meeting your deductible and out-of-pocket maximum.
  • Use touch ID to sign in to your Premera account: You won’t have to remember a password to sign in.
  • Be on top of prescription and pharmacy needs: Seamlessly move from the Premera mobile app to the ExpressScripts app.

Download the mobile app today so it’s ready when you need it.

Tip: You can download the Premera Mobile app for free. It’s available on Android and iOS.

Preventive Care Pays Off

For Business Health Trust partner Delta Dental of Washington, preventive care means having a healthy smile that doesn’t break the bank.

But research by the American Dental Association shows the majority of patients don’t see the dentist due to finances. This is a problem because ignoring mouth and tooth pain can lead to something much more painful (and expensive) over time.

Fortunately, getting proper oral care doesn’t have to break your personal budget. Use these tips to get help make preventive care a regular and affordable part of your oral care routine.

Step 1 – Activate Your free MySmile account. All you need is your Delta Dental ID number.

Step 2 – Learn about your dental plan and get familiar with how it works.

Step 3Find a dentist If you don’t have one already.

Step 4 – Get your teeth cleaned every year. Your insurance covers it!

Step 5 – Use our cost estimator tool to avoid surprises, just in case you do need dental treatment.

For more tips like this, visit Delta Dental of Washington’s oral health blog.

Event: Seattle Chamber 101

At the Chamber 101 you will meet other members, introduce yourself and your company, and learn about the ways you and your employees can utilize your Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce membership to grow your business.

Event: Chamber 101
Date: March 22, 2019
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Microsoft Events Center at the Seattle Metro Chamber
Address: 1301 5th Ave, Ste. 1500, Seattle, WA, 98101 (Get Directions)
Members: Free, registration requested
Non-Members: This is a members-only event
Questions: Contact Hannah Holman at 206-389-7216

Come to Chamber 101 to learn how to get the most out of your investment in the Chamber. As a Chamber member, you have access to a host of events and programs that will help you grow your business and help us work together to build a prosperous future for our region. Your Chamber membership provides you with cost-savings resources, valuable networking opportunities, and a chance to develop your business skills.

Ready for Spring? Boost Your Immune System Now to Start the Season Strong!

Did you see the February edition of “Healthy Living with Business Health Trust“?

Our monthly newsletter offers small employers in Washington the information and tools they need to design and manage a competitive employee benefits program, help their employees make good use of medical and wellness benefits, and keep up-to-date on policy issues that affect small businesses in the state.

Subscribe today to stay up-to-date with Business Health Trust!

 

Kaiser Permanente Weather Alert

Stay updated on facility closures and care options

When winter weather brings snow and ice, Business Health Trust partner Kaiser Permanente wants you to stay safe and be able to get the care you need. While Kaiser Permanente is working hard to keep care locations open, some facilities may need to close for the safety of members and staff.

If you plan to visit a medical facility or urgent care center, please check the Weather Updates page before you travel, or call ahead. If you have a scheduled appointment and you don’t feel safe to travel, please call your doctor’s office to reschedule.

Get quick care without leaving home

If conditions make it difficult for you to travel to a medical facility, you have other options.

  • Consulting Nurse Service. A nurse listens to your concerns and gives you care advice or directs you to the best ways to get care. Call (206) 630-2244 or 1-800-297-6877, 24 hours a day.
  • Care Chat. Real-time online medical care from a Kaiser Permanente care provider is available 7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sign in to kp.org/wa to get started.

In-person care

If you would like to be seen in person by a Kaiser Permanente provider, CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs may be easier to get to than a medical facility or doctor’s office. These walk-in clinics offer care for minor medical issues for everyone ages 2 and up. Find an open CareClinic location near you.