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Inland Northwest, September 10, 2019

2019 Inland Northwest State of Reform Detailed Agenda Is Now Available!

Laura Lundberg | Aug 12, 2019 | Washington

The full Detailed Agenda for our 2019 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Spokane on September 10th is now available, and we’re happy to share this list of over 65 speakers with you, including: Leanne Berge: CEO, Community Health Plan of Washington Lonnie Johns Brown: Legislative Director, Office...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Morris Pettit, Turnleaf

Emily Boerger | Aug 12, 2019 | Washington

Morris Pettit is the Founder of Turnleaf. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss using blockchain for credentialing. "Everybody's heard of blockchain and I think there's some misconceptions, misperceptions about blockchain because of Bitcoin and all that's happened. There’s been a lot of failure around...[ Read More ]

Commerce's Office of Homeless Youth announces $11 million in funding

Emily Boerger | Aug 8, 2019 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Office of Homeless Youth announced $11 million in funding to support youth experiencing homelessness in 30 counties in Washington. The community service providers receiving these funds cover diverse areas across the entire state, with 23 of the counties in rural areas. “This funding will...[ Read More ]

Report shows Washington health care is average, depending on category

Emily Viles | Aug 8, 2019 | Washington

A new report from WalletHub shows that Washington ranks average compared to all other states, but that this ranking is a result of balancing high rankings in some categories, with low rankings in others. The report looks at each state’s health care in terms of access, affordability, and a series...[ Read More ]

Washington expands medical coverage options to education employees

Laura Burns | Aug 7, 2019 | Washington

Announced on Monday, the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) approved final medical premiums, plans, and service areas for school employees. Through the SEBB Program, school employees will be able to select medical benefits between October 1 and November 15, 2019, with coverage beginning January 1, 2020. The SEBB Program was...[ Read More ]

Founder of VBEP and Board President of PARIS retires

Laura Burns | Aug 5, 2019 | Washington

Bill Allman, Founder of Washington’s state Veteran Benefit Enhancement Program (VBEP), and President of the Board of Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) will retire at the end of this year. Allman founded the VBEP program in Washington State in 2003. The program connects veterans to TRICARE benefits offered through...[ Read More ]

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