OIC and Washington Health Benefit Exchange Market Stabilization Project

health insurance

Washington state’s individual health insurance market has seen a trend of increasing premiums and insurance companies pulling back from offering health plans in certain counties. As a result, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange engaged the actuarial firm Wakely to do an analysis of state-based options to stabilize the individual market for 2019. The analysis focused on two reinsurance program options — claims-based and conditions-based — with additional consideration of options for bare counties and affordability programs for people buying health plans through the Exchange.

 

 

https://www.insurance.wa.gov/individual-health-insurance-market-stabilization

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