Press Releases

December 5, 2019

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Issues Statement on Approval of Cascade Care Plan Designs

OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) board approved the design for Cascade Care plans today. Cascade Care plans are qualified health plans that have a standard health benefit design across health insurance carriers making it easier to understand and offer more value for Washington Healthplanfinder consumers. Today, Pam MacEwan, CEO of…
December 4, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Urges Customers to Act Fast for Jan. 1 Coverage

Deadline to select plans that begin by the New Year is Sunday, Customer Support Center open until midnight OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today is warning customers without 2020 coverage that Sunday, Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to sign up for health and dental plans through Washington Healthplanfinder that begin on Jan. 1. Since the open enrollment period began, more than 187,000 Washingtonians have…
November 20, 2019

Open enrollment brings more health insurance plans, changing prices

Residents buying health insurance coverage on Washington Healthplanfinder should shop by December 15 OLYMPIA, Wash.

Many Washington residents seeking health insurance coverage on Washington Healthplanfinder will see more options and changing prices when shopping this year. This is happening because of new market entrants who are offering lower cost plans at all metal tiers. The result is that some residents will see changes to their…
November 1, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Ready for Start of 2020 Open Enrollment

More health plans, new health insurance carriers, and lower premiums available in most counties OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) announced today the start of the 2020 open enrollment period that will feature more plan options and the potential for lower premiums for the majority of customers. Now through December 15, Washingtonians seeking health insurance plans for themselves and their families can visit Washington…
October 21, 2019

2020 Exchange Health Plan Choices Available for Preview Now through October 31, 2019

Customers have the opportunity to compare plans and rates prior to open enrollment OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange), today announced 2020 health plans are available for preview starting today. Washington Healthplanfinder customers will have access to preview plans prior to the 2020 open enrollment and may signup to receive a reminder email when plans are available to purchase from November 1 through…
October 18, 2019

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Solicits Public Comment on Proposed Development of Cascade Care Standard Plans

Washington will be the eighth state to offer standard plans to consumers beginning in January 2021. OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today opened a 30-day public comment period on the proposed development of standard health insurance plans implementing Senate Bill 5526 (Cascade Care) in partnership with the Health Care Authority and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Cascade Care created new coverage options –standard…
October 15, 2019

Eleven Washington Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Centers ready to assist for 2020 Open Enrollment

New enrollment center now open in Everett, WA OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today announced locations for eleven full-service enrollment centers offering in-person assistance to customers signing up for health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder during the upcoming open enrollment period starting November 1. “Since 2016, the number of storefronts we support has grown from two to…
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…