OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler approved seven health insurers to sell 40 health plans for 2019 in Washington Healthplanfinder, the state's health insurance exchange. The average approved rate increase for insurers that sell inside the Exchange is 13.8 percent. Plans will be available in all counties. Insurers initially requested a 19.8 percent rate increase.
“The fact that we’ve been able to lower some of the insurers’ rate requests after our review will be welcome news for consumers,” said Kreidler.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange board is scheduled to certify the approved plans at its Sept. 13 meeting.