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Kreidler: House votes to take health care away from 24 million Americans

| May 4, 2017 | Washington

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued the following statement in response to today’s U.S. House action on repealing the Affordable Care Act The vote by congressional House Republicans to approve a revised version of the American Health Care Act clearly shows how they favor politics over meaningful health care for all...[ Read More ]

Uninsured rate in Washington state drops by half to 7.3 percent

| Feb 3, 2016 | Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of people without health insurance in Washington state has dropped from 14.5 percent in 2012 to an estimated 7.3 percent or 522,000 people in 2015, according to a new report issued today by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. The report highlights the positive impact of the...[ Read More ]

WA: OIC clarifies residential mental health parity

| Aug 13, 2015

Residential mental-health services now on par with medical coverage Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has clarified to insurance companies in Washington that mental-health services must now be offered in parity with medical services. The commissioner updated rules on mental-health parity in 2014 and asked insurers to review previous mental-health claims that...[ Read More ]

National insurance watchdog finds WA meets, exceeds standards

| Jan 12, 2015 | Washington

The Washington State Office of the Insurance (OIC) has retained its accreditation with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Every five years, the NAIC conducts a rigorous, in-depth review by an outside team of experts to ensure the OIC meets or exceeds nationwide financial solvency policies and standards in...[ Read More ]

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