u 2012 Washington Primary

Mike Kreidler

A candidate for Insurance Commissioner, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington Primary

Party: Democrat

City: Olympia, WA

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Competitors

John Adams Republican
Scott Reilly Republican
Brian Berend Independent

Last updated: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Mike Kreidler (D) 643,746 54.63%
John Adams (R) 257,149 21.82%
Scott Reilly (R) 218,523 18.54%
Brian Berend (I) 59,055 5.01%
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Hole-in-one insurer has state teed off

OLYMPIA – The state insurance regulator is going after a company that claims to offer insurance against a hole-in-one prize but refused to pay off when a golfer shot one. Golf tournaments for charity often offer a large cash prize for any contestant who records a hole-in-one, and organizers buy insurance to pay the prize in the unlikely event that a golfer scores one. Read more

Fabricated feline generates fraud case

OLYMPIA — A Tacoma man who asked an insurance company to reimburse him $20,000 for the loss of a cat that he said died in a car accident is facing fraud charges. Yevgeniy Samsonov, 29, didn’t have the cat and used photos of felines from the Internet, the state insurance commissioner’s office said. Read more

Kreidler: Washington ahead of most states

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler was among the first with instant analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health care reform. Not surprisingly, Kreidler, who is a big supporter of the Affordable Care Act, was upbeat. His take: That Washington is ahead of most… Read more

Report backs health reform

Washington’s top insurance officials warned last week that undoing federal health care reforms will exacerbate the financial problems tied to growing numbers of uninsured residents. More than 1 million residents now lack health care coverage in the state. The number will grow to 1.1 million in 2013 if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down reform, according to a report released by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. Read more

State awarded $128 million for Health Benefit Exchange

OLYMPIA – Washington will receive a financial reward for forging ahead with one element of federal health care reform this spring while many other states were holding back. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department said Wednesday it will award Washington a $128 million grant to set up its Health Benefit Exchange, a place where small businesses and individuals can shop for health care coverage and compare different plans about as easily as they can shop online for airline tickets on Expedia or Priceline. Read more

Gregoire inks health reform

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and other Democratic officials marked Friday’s second anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act – which Republicans prefer to call Obamacare – with a signing ceremony of their own. Gregoire signed legislation to help set up health insurance exchanges in Washington, a system that would help individuals and small businesses shop for medical plans by 2014. Read more

Health exchange bill signed

Gregoire signs Health Insurance Exchange bill. OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and other Democratic officials marked Friday’s second anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act – which Republicans prefer to call Obamacare – with a signing ceremony of their own. Gregoire signed legislation… Read more

Glitch at Regence leads to false billing

OLYMPIA – The computer for the state’s largest medical insurance company malfunctioned one day last month, causing thousands of wrong transactions and sometimes pulling money from the bank accounts of people who weren’t even clients. After a meeting with officials from Washington, Idaho, Utah and Oregon this month, the Regence Group is under orders to make things right. Read more