The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board has 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 November 1 through December 15.
A total of 40 QHPs and six QDPs were confirmed for participation by the Exchange Board following their approval from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC). The OIC calculated an average rate increase of 13.8 percent for 2019 health insurance plans, down 6 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.
Read more in a press release from the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. (Tim Pfarr)