June 11, 2019
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Chief Executive Officer Pam MacEwan will testify before the United States House Ways and Means Committee on June 12, 2019 at 10…
June 3, 2019
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today, Pam MacEwan, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, issued the following statement regarding the proposed 2020 health insurance rates for…
May 22, 2019
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today released its Spring Health Coverage Enrollment Report detailing the more than 1.6 million customers –…
Washington Health Benefit Exchange Issues Statement on the Signing of Senate Bill 5526 (Cascade Care)
May 13, 2019
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today, Pam MacEwan, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, and Ron Sims, the Exchange’s Board Chair, issued the following statement regarding…
May 2, 2019
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced it will maintain its carrier assessment rate of $3.36 per member per month on all health plans offered…
April 10, 2019
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today is urging all Washington Healthplanfinder customers to file their 2018 tax return correctly and on time to avoid losing…
March 6, 2019
The report examines the impact that federal and state actions have had on state-based marketplaces and the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM).
Cumulative premium increases in California, Massachusetts and Washington are less than half of the increases seen in FFM states, but 2019 premium increases spiked in California and Washington compared to Massachusetts, which continued its state-based
A new report highlights the benefits of state-based exchanges, particularly in the areas of controlling premium costs and attracting new enrollment. The report, which was produced by Covered California, the Massachusetts Health Connector and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, found that premiums in these states were less than half of what consumers saw in the 39 states that relied on the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM) between 2014 and 2019.
“The lesson is striking: Consumers are the big winners when marketplaces use all the tools of the Affordable Care Act,” said Covered California Executive Director Peter V.
Lee. “The policies underway in these three states are easily transferable, and if applied to the federal marketplace, taxpayers would save billions of dollars in subsidies, and middle-class Americans would benefit from much lower premiums.”
The joint report examined how state and federal actions affected premiums and new enrollment. Read the joint press release online or continue reading.
February 26, 2019
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that more than 200,000 people purchased their 2019 health insurance coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s online health…