Opening day is finally here. Washington Healthplanfinder, the state-based insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act, opens for business Tuesday. The online marketplace where uninsured individuals will purchase health coverage for themselves and their families is scheduled to open at 7:30 a.m.
State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced today his office had reached settlements with Kaiser Permanente and Community Health Plan of Washington to add 10 more health plans to the state-based insurance exchange.
Clark County small-business owners will have their choice of a handful of employee health plans eligible for increased tax credits. But all of the plans come from the same insurer: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest.
Memo to Clark County employers worrying about facing penalties under federal health care reform: You're likely already in compliance with the law, but if you're not sure, you've got time to figure it out.
A couple dozen Clark County residents learned about some of the obscure elements and more common components of federal health care reform at a presentation Monday night.
Among the obscure: a new tax on indoor tanning, pumping breast milk at the workplace becoming a federally protected right, and tax credits for people who adopt children.