11 health insurers will have 74 plans available to Washington residents in the 2019 individual health insurance market.
Once again, Grays Harbor has only one option, and now Pacific County has lost the second option they had last year and Premera Blue Cross will be the only provider serving our area.
All 39 counties in the state will have at least one Exchange insurer.
Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler approved the 2019 plans with increases from each insurer.
Premera Blue Cross will feature a 2.18% increase over 2018 costs, although Kreidler says that initially they had requested a 5.49% increase overall.
Exchange or both
*weighted by enrollment as of March 2018
According to Kreidler, about 266,000 Washingtonians, or 4 percent of our state population, do not get employer or government-sponsored health insurance and must buy their own coverage.
Individual health plans are available through the state Exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder, or directly from an insurer. However, financial subsidies are only available through the Exchange.
Last year, 207,000 people enrolled through the Exchange, and approximately 60 percent of them received a subsidy.
Open enrollment — for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2019 — starts Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15, 2018.
See individual market health insurers and plans available by county (PDF, 114.38 KB)
Search approved 2019 premiums by insurer and find decision memos and the complete filings for each insurer.