Archive: 2018

April 19, 2018

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Lowers Carrier Assessment Rate By 55 Percent

Fee reduced to $3.36 for 2019 health plans sold through the state’s online health marketplace OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced it is lowering its carrier assessment rate by 55 percent, from $7.46 to $3.36 per member per month, on all 2019 health plans purchased through Washington Healthplanfinder – a reduction passed on directly to consumers through lowered premium prices. The Exchange Board acted…
April 16, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Not Delay Filing Taxes

Failing to file on time using info from the 1095-A puts customers at risk of losing tax credits next year OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today is reminding Washington Healthplanfinder customers who have not yet filed a federal tax return to do so by the Tax Day deadline or risk losing access to future tax credits. Customers who enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan with tax credits during 2017 are…
April 3, 2018

Lisa’s Story

Lisa- Seattle, WA Sitting in her dorm room at the University of Washington, Lisa Nguyen coughed too hard. She felt sharp, shooting pains in the left side of her chest and had difficulty breathing. She had punctured her lung, which then collapsed. A couple months later, it happened again. This…
April 3, 2018

Jazmin’s Story

Jazmin- Washington As soon as she was born, Kyra Williams was enrolled in Washington Apple Health for Kids with premiums funded through the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Born with blood incompatibility jaundice, Kyra would need testing, treatment and equipment to thrive. Her mom, Jazmin Williams, had insurance at…
March 22, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Enrolls Record Number of Residents

Nearly 210,000 Washingtonians enrolled in a 2018 Qualified Health Plan through the state’s online marketplace OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that 209,802 customers used Washington Healthplanfinder to purchase a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) for 2018 coverage during the most recent open enrollment period. This total is a nearly three percent increase over last year and is 50 percent higher than the number of…
March 13, 2018

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Issues Statement on House Bill 2516


Today, Pam MacEwan, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, issued the following statement on the signing of House Bill 2516: “The Washington Health Benefit Exchange applauds today’s signing of House Bill 2516 by Gov. Jay Inslee. “This state-level legislation protects important progress made in Washington state under the…
February 9, 2018

Help Us Make Washington Healthplanfinder Better

Want a gift card? Want to make Washington Healthplanfinder a better site to use? We’ve got the perfect solution – help us test our site! We’re looking for consumers to help test new design coming to Washington Healthplanfinder. Testing will be held in person from February 26 – 28 in Olympia,…
January 29, 2018

Don’t Forget to Pay Your Premium

You’ve just picked a health and dental plan. The hard part is over. But there’s one last step before you can start using your coverage – to pay your first month’s premium. This is what activates your coverage so you can start going to your doctor or pick up prescriptions.
January 23, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Closes Open Enrollment with Record 242,000 Sign-Ups

Health plan selections spike eight percent over last year, dental plan selections jump 12 percent OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced today that more than 242,000 customers signed up for Qualified Health Plans (QHP) through Washington Healthplanfinder by the close of open enrollment on Jan. 15 – an eight percent increase over the previous year. “I am pleased that, despite federal efforts to sabotage healthcare,…