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2020 WA health rates released

Sixty-six health plans and seven dental plans set to participate in market Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board has announced an average decrease in plans for certified 2020 Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and...

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Premiums reduced in 2020 for some senior plans

There's good news for seniors for their 2020 medical options and costs. Medicare continues to offer seniors and people with disabilities with flexibility and choices while providing high quality healthcare services....

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New WA motorcycle law starts July 28

Washington motorcycle drivers have a new state law related to their insurance starting on July 28, 2019. It might surprise you to know that prior to that date Washington state law did not require motorcycles to be...

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4 reasons for motorcycle fatalities

What every motorcyclist should know - Why are motorcyclists over-represented in overall crashes and fatalities? Motorcyclists now represent approximately 14% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities, up from just 5.7% in...

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Enrollments up in area state health exchanges

Idaho health exchange now closed; Washington is still open until Jan. 15. - Federal health exchange enrollment for 2018 coverage fell only 4.5 percent, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),...

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2018 Washington Health Plans Certified

American Insurance health agents can explain changes, show options for local clients. - The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board has certified the Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) to...

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Rising Trend In Highway Death Rates Reversing

Idaho and Washington among states that see small decline this year. - Reversing a trend of sharply increasing motor vehicle deaths in 2015 and 2016, the first half of 2017 is down 1% from the corresponding period in...

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Washington Updates Distracted Driving Law

Violations are now reported to your insurance company. - Washington state has defined its Distracted Driving law that just took effect on July 23, 2017. These changes include: No Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving...

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WA Workers Comp Rates Jump 12%

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) today announced a final decision to increase workers' compensation premium rates by an average 12 percent or 6.5 cents per hour for 2011. The new rates...

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WA Voters Alert - Initiative 1082

WA ballot initiative to privatize workers compensation Watch for November ballot Initiative-1082 The 30 year battle to end the state monopoly of Workers Compensation insurance goes to Washington voters in Nov under I-...

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WA Seat Belt Use Jumps in 2010

Source: Washington Traffic Safety Commission Almost 98% of Washington motorists are using their seat belts! Washington state saw an improvement of 1.2% from last year's seat belt use rate to a record 97.6% in 2010. This...

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