WA: Premera & LifeWise Garnered 60% of QHP Sign-Ups During Open Enrollment


Premera Blue Cross and its subsidiary LifeWise Health Plan of Washington garnered approximately 60 percent of enrollment in qualified health plans (QHPs) in Washington state during the 2014 open enrollment period, according to the latest enrollment data report released this morning by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.

LifeWise is the only carrier that offered plans in all 39 counties, and Premera offered plans in all counties except Clark. The total number of individuals enrolled in QHPs who were accounted for in the report was 152,753.  However, the updated number stated in today’s press release is 164,062.

Here’s the breakdown of the 152,753 by carrier, showing the number of individuals enrolled in their plans:

Premera – 70,109

Coordinated Care – 26,479

LifeWise – 21,700

Group Health – 23,741

CHPW – 3,016

BridgeSpan – 2,886

Kaiser Northwest – 2,798

Molina – 2,024

Highlights of the report were announced at a gathering in Seattle this morning that included Sen. Patty Murray, Gov. Jay Inslee, exchange CEO Richard Onizuka and Dorothy Teeter, director of the state Health Care Authority, according to a story published in the Seattle Times.

Premera and LifeWise took an early lead in enrollment on the exchange.  By the end of December, nearly two-thirds of sign-ups in QHPs were in Premera and LifeWise plans.