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September 19, 2019

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board Releases 2020 Health and Dental Plans

Sixty-six health plans and seven dental plans set to participate in market OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board today announced the certified 2020 Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during the upcoming open enrollment period taking place November 1 through December 15, 2019. A total of sixty-six QHPs and seven QDPs were confirmed today…
September 12, 2019

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Issues Statement on 2020 Health Insurance Plan Certification

More than 38 health plans and five dental plans approved today OLYMPIA, Wash.

Today, Pam McEwan, CEO Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange), issued the following statement regarding the 2020 health insurance plan certification for Washington State announced by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner: “Today, the Exchange Board of Directors approved seven plans to sell on Washington Healthplanfinder.  The remainder of the 2020…
July 1, 2019

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Names Apparently Successful Vendors to Lead Statewide In-Person Enrollment Support

Eight organizations selected to provide free assistance during the upcoming open enrollment period OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced the Apparently Successful Vendors (ASVs) chosen to oversee the free in-person assistance available to Washington Healthplanfinder customers signing up for health and dental insurance plans for coverage year 2020. The public health agencies, regional health networks and community organizations selected as ASVs for…
June 24, 2019

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Names Jim Crawford Chief Financial Officer

Public sector veteran to immediately assume new role OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange, operator of Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s online health insurance marketplace, today announced Jim Crawford as its Chief Financial Officer. Crawford assumes the role previously held by Carole Holland, who this month announced her retirement after more than 26 years working in public service, the past…
June 11, 2019

MacEwan testifies in Washington DC on June 12, 2019 on the Affordable Care Act

House Ways and Means hearing on Pathways to Universal Coverage OLYMPIA, Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Chief Executive Officer Pam MacEwan will testify before the United States House Ways and Means Committee on June 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. EST. The hearing is entitled “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage” and will take place in the main committee hearing room of 1100 Longworth House…
May 22, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Releases Spring Health Coverage Enrollment Report

Updated analysis breaks down coverage, cost and consumer engagement data following open enrollment OLYMPIA, Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today released its Spring Health Coverage Enrollment Report detailing the more than 1.6 million customers – one in four Washingtonians – who used Washington Healthplanfinder to access their 2019 health insurance coverage. Nearly 200,000 customers used the state’s…
May 2, 2019

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Approves Carrier Assessment for 2020 Plan Year

Approved health plan fee ranks among the nation’s lowest, dental plan rate will drop OLYMPIA, Wash.

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 through Washington Healthplanfinder for coverage in 2020. The Exchange also approved a 47% lower assessment for dental plans offered through the state’s online marketplace, lowering…
February 26, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Enrollment Crosses the 200,000 Threshold

Number of renewing customers increases, overall enrollment drops as shoppers grapple with increased costs OLYMPIA, Wash.

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 insurance marketplace, during the most recent open enrollment period held Nov. 1 through Dec. 15 of last year. Even with the four percent decrease in…