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…
December 17, 2018
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that a total of 222,636 customers selected a 2019 health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s online health…
December 13, 2018
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is alerting all customers today that less than 72 hours remain before the deadline to sign up in…
November 30, 2018
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that more than 195,000 customers have used Washington Healthplanfinder to select a health plan for 2019 coverage –…
October 31, 2018
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today confirmed the resources and assistance options available statewide to residents using Washington Healthplanfinder to sign up…
October 24, 2018
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced locations of 10 full-service enrollment centers that will offer in-person assistance to customers signing up for health and…
September 13, 2018
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board today certified the 2019 Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder…
June 27, 2018
As part of their strategic planning retreat held on June 21, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board acted unanimously to adopt a formal equity statement…
Statement from Washington Health Benefit Exchange CEO Pam MacEwan on Proposed 2019 Health Insurance Plan Filings
June 4, 2018
Pam MacEwan, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, issued today the following statement regarding the proposed 2019 health insurance rates for Washington state announced…