WA: Exchange plan applicant numbers

At yesterday’s Health Benefit Exchange meeting, exchange staff gave some numbers on insurer applicants for this fall’s open enrollment.

No names yet, but this is what was confirmed:

Individual: 57 QHPs, 230-250 products, 9 carriers

SHOP: 30 QHPs, 3 or 4 carriers

Not all carriers will operate in all parts of the state – in fact, only a few likely will.  So, the user interaction with the exchange will have a much more restricted set of options for the client than statewide numbers might suggest.