WPS Health Insurance

Leader Newsletters

The Leader is a quarterly newsletter created by WPS for group leaders. The Leader is mailed with group bills four times a year, and archived here in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF).

Past Issues of the Leader

Issue 23, Fall 2012

  • Summary of Benefits and Coverage Documents
  • New Member Newsletter
  • PCORI Fees
  • MLR Rebate Checks

Issue 22, Summer 2012

  • WPS Names New President and CEO
  • Summer Travel Checklist
  • Website Improvements
  • Express Scripts, Medco Merger Complete

Issue 21, Spring 2012

  • Up-to-Date Employee Addresses Benefit Everyone
  • WPS Health Center Helps Keep Employees on the Job
  • Prescription Drugs Go Generic, Reducing Costs
  • Existing Prescription Drug Exclusion to be Administered

Issue 20, Winter 2011

  • Six Effective Strategies for Controlling Health Care Costs
  • WPS Pharmacy Programs Help Drive Use of Generic Drugs
  • WPS Expands Step-Therapy Program for GroupHealth Plan Clients
  • Help Your Employees in Transition Find the Health Insurance They Need

Issue 19, Spring 2011

  • WPS Health Insurance Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies - Again!
  • A Better Way to Submit Enrollment Applications
  • Fresh, Local Produce is Available for Your Employees With a CSA Membership
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Issue 18, Fall 2010

  • Reminder on CMS Reporting Rules
  • Share Grandfathered Plan Notices With Employees
  • Encourage Employees to Get Vaccinated This Fall
  • Visit the WPS Health Center for Helpful Smoking Cessation tools
  • More Turn to Health Savings Accounts to Cover Costs
  • Engage Employees in Making Smarter Health Care Decisions

Issue 17, Summer 2010

  • Understanding the Grandfathered Plan Rules
  • New Look for WPS Explanation of Benefits
  • WPS Introduces Retooled Wellness Program
  • Learning Center Aims to Boost Health Care Consumer IQ
  • Health Care Tax Credit for Small Groups
  • Remembering Bill Bathke

Issue 16, Spring 2010

  • WPS Begins Health Care Reform Implementation
  • New Dependent Coverage Benefit Effective June 1, 2010
  • WPS Health Insurance Named One of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" in 2010

Issue 15, Winter 2010

  • Important Clarification about New Mandates
  • WPS Asks for Notification of Medicare Eligibility
  • Changes Regarding COBRA Continuation Coverage
  • Michelle's Law Now Applies to Self-Funded Plans

Issue 14, Fall 2009

  • Health Insurance Changes on the Horizon: New State and Federal Mandates
  • Flu Shots Your Employees Should Get This Fall
  • Creditable Coverage Notification Deadline Approaching
  • Optimizing Your Prescription Benefits

Issue 13, Summer 2009

  • Member Guides Go Green
  • How to Access Online Member Guides
  • How Will Employees Know When a New Member Guide is Available?
  • Spotlight on WPS Community Bank
  • Affordable, Short-Term Coverage Perfect for Recent Graduates

Issue 12, Spring 2009

  • EOB Redesigned to Enhance Understanding of Health Benefits
  • WPS Individual Health Plans Help Employees Find Affordable Alternatives to COBRA
  • WPS Pharmacy Programs Help Drive Generic Utilization Trend
  • EPIC LTD Plans Help You Protect and Retain Employees

Issue 11, Winter 2009

  • WPS Community Bank Opens its Doors
  • Clarifications Issued for Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act
  • WPS Goes Live with New Online Health Center
  • Health Plan Administrators Now Required to Report More Group Data
  • Creditable Coverage Updates from CMS
  • Save on Life, Vision, Disability, and More with EPIC Life