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Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Washington | 0 comments

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.

New information is being released every day. Follow this blog to receive updates as new information is released in Washington.

Jillian Carlile
Research Analyst & Health Exchange know-it-all
Strenuus
jcarlile@strenuus.com

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