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WA: Exchange Board Certifies QHP/QDP Issuers for November Open Enrollment

Stephanie Wick | Aug 29, 2014 | Washington

The August 28th meeting of the Washington Heath Benefit Exchange Board resulted in the certification of QHP/QDP plans for the upcoming open enrollment period on November 15th. In the individual market, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) approved 10 issuers and 90 plans, which included 8 multi-state plans. In the...[ Read More ]

WA Consumers with Exchange Woes Can Pay Their Health Insurer Directly

| Aug 8, 2014 | Washington

Any consumer experiencing payment issues with their health care coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder has the option to pay their health insurer directly. Additional steps they should take are outlined below. “We want consumers to know they have several options to pay their premiums and have the certainty they deserve that...[ Read More ]

Washington State Exchange Seeks New CIO: An Interview with Richard Onizuka CEO

David Peters | Jun 6, 2014 | Washington

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is seeking a new Chief Information Officer (CIO). We conducted an interview with Richard Onizuka, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange on what they look for in candidates, challenges ahead, and how health insurance carriers and brokers can shape the site's development. Qualified candidates...[ Read More ]

Improvements, Data Issues on Washington Exchange: An Interview with Curt Kwak, CIO

David Peters | May 13, 2014 | Washington

Data issues currently affect a number of stakeholders at the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange (WAHBE). So, we reached out to Curt Kwak, CIO at the WAHBE, who was gracious with his time with us.  We asked about how: ongoing data issues are being addressed improvements will be made to...[ Read More ]

WA: Exchange Board Reflects on Milestones & Transitions

, , , | Apr 25, 2014 | Washington

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday in SeaTac.  It was an opportunity to reflect on the successful completion of the 2014 open enrollment period and to consider the challenges that lie ahead in preparing for the 2015 open enrollment period that begins this fall....[ Read More ]

One Million Residents Access Coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder

| Apr 23, 2014 | Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 11:00 am PST   One Million Residents Access Coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder In Historic First Open Enrollment Period More than 164,000 Total Enroll in Qualified Health Plans  OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Healthplanfinder today announced more than one million total Washington residents have accessed health coverage...[ Read More ]