WSHIP at a Glance – January 2015
Click Here for an update on WSHIP's status a year after January 2014 health reforms.
WSHIP Board of Directors Meeting
Click Here for the January 14, 2015, Board of Directors meeting agenda and materials. We have a new start time. The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM.
Open Position on WSHIP Board of Directors
There is currently a Governor-appointed open position on the WSHIP Board for a representative of consumers. If you are interested in applying, please see the Governor’s Boards & Commissions website at www.governor.wa.gov/boards. WSHIP is listed in the Board & Commission Profiles under “H” as “Health Insurance Pool, Board of Directors, Washington State.”
Governor Appointments to WSHIP Board of Directors
Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Andi Bailey and Mark Rose to serve a second three-year term on the WSHIP Board of Directors ending May 31, 2017. Ms. Bailey represents small employers and Mr. Rose represents agents.
Ready to pull the plug on e-cigs?
If you have been using e-cigarettes as a way to quit traditional forms of tobacco, and now find yourself stuck using both, we can help you quit now. A Quit Coach® staff member will work with you to create a plan designed just for you. Click Here for more information.
WSHIP Member Plan Meeting – Board of Director Election Results
At the May 14, 2014 Annual Member Plan meeting, Jamie Clark, Senior Network Contract Manager, United HealthCare, was re-elected to Position 7 of the WSHIP Board of Directors representing Disability Carriers (Class A).
WSHIP’s Non-Medicare Plans Are Closed to New Enrollment
Effective January 1, 2014, WSHIP’s non-Medicare plans are only available to individuals enrolled in WSHIP prior to December 31, 2013 and individuals residing in a county where an individual plan is not offered. Currently, individual coverage is offered in all counties.
WSHIP’s Medicare-eligible Plan (Basic) is Open to New Enrollment
There are no changes to eligibility requirements for WSHIP’s Medicare-eligible plan (Basic). This plan remains open to new enrollment. Click Here for more information.
WSHIP 2013 Annual Report
Click Here for the WSHIP 2013 Annual Report.
Quit for Life - Tobacco Cessation Program
Most WSHIP plans provide benefits for the Quit for Life Tobacco Cessation Program. Find out how you can stop your tobacco use. Click Here for details (enter "WSHIP" in the Health Plan field).
WSHIP Designated Dialysis Network
Providers in our designated dialysis network have agreed to reduced pricing for WSHIP enrollees. This may significantly reduce your out-of-pocket costs for dialysis services. Click Here for a listing of locations and phone numbers for designated dialysis providers.