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Local business leader named to 2017 Premera Blue Cross Producer Advisory Council

Mark Gahringer will help shape service experience for Premera customers

Wenatchee, WA, January 1, 2017 – Mark Gahringer, RHU at Martin Morris Agency, (offices in Wenatchee, Quincy & Ephrata) was named to participate on a 2017 Producer Advisory Council for Premera Blue Cross. The council serves as a forum where agents and brokers who sell health plans can exchange ideas and feedback with Premera leaders.

“Premera’s Producer Advisory Councils offer key insight into the types of health benefits, the overall service experience, and innovative solutions agents are looking for Premera to deliver,” said Jim Messina, executive vice president and chief marketing executive for Premera. “At the end of the day, we all want to work together to take better care of our customers.”

Producer Advisory Councils include about 80 agents with different areas of expertise from across Washington state and Alaska. Mark Gahringer is a member of the council focused on Health plans for individuals and groups in Washington State. Council members are appointed by Premera and positions are unpaid.

“By being part of Premera’s Advisory Council, I get to bring my clients’ perspectives to the table,” said Gahringer, who has 29 years of experience as a health plan agent. “I am honored to give voice to concerns that I’m hearing about healthcare and health insurance and to work with Premera on possible solutions.”

About Premera Blue Cross

Premera Blue Cross is a leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, providing comprehensive health benefits and tailored services to approximately 1.9 million people, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. The company offers innovative health and wellness solutions focused on quality outcomes for patients and controlling costs. Premera Blue Cross, which has operated in Washington since 1933, is a not-for-profit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Premera Blue Cross is a member of a family of companies based in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., providing health, life, vision, dental, stop-loss, disability, workforce wellness and other related products and services.

About Martin Morris Agency

At Martin Morris we take pride in the customer service we've provided our clients in the Columbia Basin and North Central Washington for over 50 years. We have a knowledgeable staff and offices conveniently located in three cities. Choosing an Insurance Agent is one of the most important decisions you can make. You need someone that is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. You also need someone willing to go over all of your options and give you honest answers.