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

Topic: Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board

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February 27, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Washington’s insurance ads: Quirky and hip or offensive?

Are the new ads promoting health insurance for Washington’s young people quirky, hip and funny — or are they insulting and offensive? Michael Marchand says it doesn’t matter. “I don’t care if people like or hate what I’m doing, so long as they get the url right,” said Marchand, director of communications with the Washington Healthplanfinder, the website…


Comments | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Michael Marchand, Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board

September 4, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Exchange Board certifies health plans, at last

In the end, it was a calm affair. The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board met in a special session Wednesday afternoon to vote on the certification of health plans for the state’s new online health insurance marketplace in 2014. In less than an hour, the board voted unanimously to approve the health plans of seven insurers: Premera…


Comments | Topics: health insurance marketplace, Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board, Washington Healthplanfinder

September 4, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Kreidler settles with Molina, approves plans for exchange

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has reached a settlement with Molina Healthcare of Washington that grants approval for the insurer to sell two individual health plans through the state’s online health-insurance marketplace, known as Washington Healthplanfinder, in 2014. Molina was one of five insurers Kreider had previously rejected for the exchange and one of four insurers…


Comments | Topics: Mike Kreidler, Molina Healthcare, Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board