The Washington Insurance Commissioner notes if services are covered for others, such as hormone therapy or breast reconstruction, they have to be covered for transgender people
People who buy their own health insurance in Washington state can expect rates to go up in 2015, but probably not as fast as insurance costs increased in the years before federal health care reform took effect.
The companies that sell health insurance to individuals in Washington state are proposing rate increases that average 8.25 percent
State officials looking to dump troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
About 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state’s health care exchange, with the bulk of people enrolling in the final three months leading up to the March deadline, state officials announced Wednesday.
Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.
Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.
For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
The average age of people signing up for health insurance through the state of Washington exchange has dropped a little since the state began ramping up its marketing to those under 35, according to numbers released Tuesday by the federal government.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.