April 23, 2014 Leave a comment
The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange recently released the results of the 2014 open enrollment in Washington state. In an April 16 press release the OIC reported that the individual health insurance market had grown to more than 324,900 people in Washington state. Today, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange reported that number has expanded to include an additional 17,000 residents.
Over 80,000 of these individuals decided to sign up for a Premera Blue Cross health plan and become part of the Premera family. Many of our new members have health insurance for the first time and we want to say thank you for making the decision to choose a Premera health plan. We hope that each of our members can breathe easy knowing that they now have financial protection when it comes to healthcare.
At Premera we are committed to helping our new customers navigate the healthcare system and get the most out of their new health plan. We are committed to working with hospitals and doctors to provide our members with access to high quality healthcare at an affordable price. As a company we will continue to develop new tools and capabilities to better service our members and provide them with peace of mind about healthcare.
The overall enrollment numbers demonstrate the growing demand for expanded access to healthcare in Washington state and we look forward to serving our 80,000 new members as they use their new Premera Blue Cross plans. We thank you for choosing to “Go Blue.”
Vice President and General Manager of Individual Strategy