Archive of: Insurance

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’Thin’ network health plan responds

Refunds are coming to some Washington purchasers of national health plan. The money ($150,000) will be going to at least 476 consumers who purchased coverage from Coordinated Care Corp.

December 2017

Midnight count-down for Jan. 1 coverage

Individuals wanting to buy health insurance coverage for the new year have just a matter of hours left in their shopping window.

December 2017

State fines health plan for thin network

A health plan without enough authorized medical providers is not much of a bargain, according to state insurance supervisors. That situation brought a $1.5 million fine announced today.

December 2017

L&I charges dropping in 2018

As predicted last September, 2018 workers' compensation insurance rates will go down a bit in the new year. The state agency that manages the insurance plan announced today an average 2.5 percent reduction starting January 1, 2018.

November 2017

State health exchange use soaring

Interest in 2018 health insurance plans up 43% over first four weeks, compared to same period in 2016. State's un-insured rate is now at all-time low of 6 percent.

November 2017

Thurston broker offers healthplan advice

Local insurance professionals step up to help neighbors connect to Affordable Care Act health plan coverage.

October 2017

Olympia's GHB Insurance celebrates 90 years

Olympia brokerage GHB Insurance, Inc., is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a challenge to contribute to a local nonprofit.

October 2017

L&I sees lower ’18 Workers Comp rates

State government managers of the Workers' Compensation insurance program believe they can lower the per employee-hour premium an average of 2.5 percent next year.

September 2017

Tacoma insurance fraud suspect arrested

Insurance companies are required by state law to refer suspected cases of false claims to government regulators, and that's what precipitated the arrest of a "Most Wanted" suspect in Tacoma today.

August 2017

Last chance for state Obamacare sign-up

Only one day remains for Washingtonians to buy 2017 health insurance coverage through the state's Exchange marketplace.

January 2017
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