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A big congratulations and happy retirement to Katherine, who is celebrating the end of her 31 year career at Premera today! Katherine has been an incredible member of the Industrious community in her last year with us, and it is easy to see that she has also been an incredible member of Premera’s team in her long career with them! Everyone at the gym who works at Premera knows Katherine!

We are sure that everyone at Premera is celebrating Katherine today, but we also wanted to show her some love and support from her Industrious family as well – so here are some awesome facts about Katherine’s career at Premera:

– Katherine has been employed at Premera Blue Cross since 1982. She started in Customer Service and ended up in Provider Relations in 1993, so she has been in the Provider Relations are for over 20 years.
– As a Provider Network Executive, she has spent many years negotiating contracts with the largest hospitals and physician groups in Washington state. Her efforts ensured that Premera’s Washington members have broad access to quality healthcare at affordable costs.
– She worked at Premera back in the days when they had the old metal desks and people would sit at their desks and smoke! They couldn’t eat at their desks, but they could smoke!
– She was at Premera before they actually had computers so they had to hand key everything in and they had to look up benefits on the microfiche

Katherine you are an inspiration to us all at Industrious, and we are sure that you have been an inspiration to countless people at Premera in the last 31 years. Congratulations on all of your hard work and success, and here’s to your next big step!

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