The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (WAHBE) a 2021 State Marketplace Modernization Grant. This initiative was funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and will allow the 21 State Marketplaces chosen to modernize or update “any system, program, or technology” to ensure that the Marketplaces are compliant … Read more

More than 57,000 Washingtonians signed up for health care coverage using Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s insurance marketplace, between Feb. 15 and Aug. 15.  This chunk of time was designated a Special Enrollment Period by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) last February in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, and its ensuing economic upheaval. … Read more

An increasing number of Floridians are seeking health insurance as a result of the pandemic. A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shows over 487,000 people in Florida gained health coverage by the end 2021 Special Enrollment Period (SEP) last week.  However, some individuals are paying high deductibles or copayments for … Read more

It’s an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That’s the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are now “somewhat” or “very worried” … Read more