by American Insurance News Release on Sep 26, 2018
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board recently certified the 2019 Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during the upcoming open enrollment period taking place Nov. 1 through Dec. 15.
A total of 40 Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and six Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) were confirmed from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC). The OIC calculated an average rate increase of 13.8 percent for 2019 QHPs, down six percent from the initially requested rate increase of 19.8 percent. Washington Healthplanfinder will also offer plans in every county, and 92 percent of customers may select plans offered by two or more carriers.
“While the uncertainty surrounding federal regulatory efforts is still impacting our marketplace, we are relieved to see statewide coverage and lower premium rate increases than initially anticipated,” said Pam MacEwan, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. “Because plans and rates change every year, it continues to be crucial that customers take time to shop before selecting coverage.”
NO COST FOR AGENT HELP - Washington residents are encouraged to contact an American Insurance health agent during open enrollment for no cost help to review their options and shop for a better value. As an independent agency, American Insurance agents can quote and write coverage through many companies allowing us to find the best rate options.
“Our Certified Health Agents can review options for deductible amounts, premium subsidies and tax credits for each company with our clients,” said John B. Sullivan, AMERICAN INSURANCE President.
Sullivan concluded, “Just call us for free quotes – both inside and outside the Exchanges.”
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