Washington Health Benefit Exchange – Update
WASHINGTON HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE DELAYS APPROVAL OF QHPS
Nine carriers initially filed individual plans with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to offer health plans on the state’s health insurance exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder. On August 1, it was announced that only four carriers offering a total 31 plans were approved by the state. An announcement was expected August 21 about the approval of these plans by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, but in a press release, Washington Health Benefit Exchange Statement Regarding Qualified Health Plans, it was announced that the Board voted to delay the certification of Qualified Health Plans to be offered through the Washington Healthplanfinder. The Board plans to work with the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the federal government in an effort to provide consumers with more plan options. The certification of plans to be offered through the exchange should now take place within the next two weeks.
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