Archive: 2015

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Washington Health Benefit Exchange Selects Organizations for In-Person Customer Support Program

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced the selection of nine organizations to provide in-person assistance to Washington residents as part of the Washington Healthplanfinder customer support network. The organizations, which include public health agencies, regional health networks and other community organizations, were chosen to help residents enroll in health…
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Washington Health Benefit Exchange Takes Action to Improve Customer Experience

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which operates the state’s insurance marketplace, Washington Healthplanfinder, today announced that existing customers will begin making premium payments directly to their insurance companies effective Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. At that point, the Exchange will no longer aggregate premiums and cannot accept customer premium…
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Payment Changes are Coming

Payment changes are coming for Qualified Health Plan and Qualified Dental Plan customers. Starting Sept. 24, you should make your monthly premium payment directly to your insurance company. Washington Healthplanfinder won’t take premium payments after Sept. 23. This change is being made so our customers have a smoother experience enrolling…
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Welcome To Our New Look!

Welcome to the new look for wahbexchange.org, the website of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. In addition to a fresher, cleaner look, our redesigned website makes it easier for customers to find the information and resources they need to enroll through Washington Healthplanfinder. Some new features include: Sections devoted…
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Washington Healthplanfinder to Offer Residents More Health Plan Options This Fall

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board today provided final certification of Qualified Health Plans to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during the third open enrollment period. The open enrollment period, which runs from Nov. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016, provides coverage starting Jan. 1, 2016. Following approval by the…
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Veronica’s Story

Veronica Sales and Marketing Coordinator – Seattle, WA When Veronica was 9, she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer that attacks white blood cells. Though she eventually became cancer-free, Veronica went without health coverage for two years during college because until 2013, having a pre-existing condition (like cancer) meant she…
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Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board Names MacEwan Interim CEO

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board today took action to appoint Pam MacEwan CEO until such time a new CEO is named. She will be replacing outgoing CEO Richard Onizuka who announced he was stepping down from the role on August 28. “I deeply appreciate the support provided me by…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Announces Premium Payment Change for Customers

Washington Healthplanfinder today announced that current Qualified Health Plan and Qualified Dental Plan customers must pay their monthly premium payment directly to their insurance company beginning Sept. 24. Washington Healthplanfinder will no longer accept premium payments after Sept. 23. After Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board staff conducted a thorough analysis…
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Washington Health Benefit Exchange CEO Richard Onizuka to Step Down

Richard Onizuka, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, today announced that he will be stepping down from his role after guiding the creation and implementation of the state’s health insurance marketplace, Washington Healthplanfinder. The move will be effective August 31. “My goal from day one was…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Report Income Changes

Washington Healthplanfinder is reminding customers today to report any changes in income or household to Washington Healthplanfinder. Customers can log into their account at wahealthplanfinder.org to report changes now. It’s important for customers to report life changes because these changes can potentially affect customers’ coverage and financial…