News & Announcements

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…
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…