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The Seattle Times health-care team tracks the local impact of the Affordable Care Act.

Topic: individual health insurance

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May 13, 2014 at 5:02 PM

More 2015 health plan choices likely for exchange shoppers

On average, the rate increase requested for 2015 individual health plans is 8.25 percent ­– the lowest in seven years, according to figures kept by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. That “relatively low” weighted average increase in proposed premiums is just one of the developments that has pleased Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, whose office will now be…


Comments | Topics: BridgeSpan Health Co., Healthplanfinder, individual health insurance

May 10, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Speaking of Mother’s Day: Baby adds time for health-plan signup

Waltraud Grubitzsch/AFP/Getty Images The deadline for signing up for individual health insurance is over for this year. But if you become a parent, your baby has just qualified you for a “special enrollment period,” which means you can still sign up for a plan, either in or out of the Washington Healthplanfinder. Here’s the incentive: Babies…


Comments | Topics: babies, individual health insurance, Mother's Day