The Washington Health Benefit Exchange partners with insurance carriers to offer a variety of affordable and high quality insurance plans to Washington residents. Washington Healthplanfinder provides a new way to offer health plans to individuals, families, and small businesses who may never have had access to coverage before.
For more information about how health and dental insurance carriers can provide input, visit Plan Management Workgroup.
Becoming a Carrier: Qualified Health & Dental Plan Certification
Any licensed insurance carriers including insurers, nonprofit health plans, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and dental plan organizations may submit health or dental plan products to be offered in Washington Healthplanfinder after undergoing a certification process.
Dental plans must meet specific federal requirements and market participation rules established under Washington state law before they can become Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) offered through Washington Healthplanfinder.
The Exchange has partnered with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to establish a process to authorize carriers and certify benefit designs for Washington Healthplanfinder. By completing these steps, carriers may be certified to offer Qualified Health Plans and/or Qualified Dental Plans for individuals through Washington Healthplanfinder.
Certification Timeline for Qualified Health Plans and Qualified Dental Plans
The timeline for the 2017 certification process will be maintained by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange and used to guide the certification process for Qualified Health Plans and Qualified Dental Plans. For more information, and the most current certification timeline, visit Plan Management Workgroup.
Office of the Insurance Commissioner Forms
Learn more about filing instructions from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
Carrier Application Package
All carriers who wish to offer plans on Washington Healthplanfinder must complete all parts of the Carrier Application Package and return it to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
Information on Essential Health Benefits
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner has selected Regence Blue Shield’s Innova plan as the state’s essential health benefit (EHB) benchmark plan.