Stories tagged: Mike Kreidler
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 9:30 p.m.
Washington regulators fine supposed faith-based health coverage companies $1.1M for ‘sham’ insurance
After issuing a cease-and-desist order in May, Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced Thursday he’s seeking more than $1 million in fines from two companies his office believes have continued …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
One Washington county still is without a company willing to sell individual health insurance plans.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler said uncertainly over the future of the Affordable Care Act is likely contributing to higher rate increases.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Two health insurance companies will stop offering plans to individual customers next year in Washington.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
With only four votes to spare, the House of Representatives passed a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with changes that supporters say would return health care decisions to patients …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Washington insurance commissioner calls GOP plan to replace Obamacare ‘a step backward for millions’
Healthcare providers, state regulators and insurance companies were busy Tuesday analyzing the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Federal regulators accuse a pair of Spokane business leaders of secretly transferring $3 million from a trust fund set up to lower health insurance costs for 800 local businesses to …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
Accusing someone of “alternative facts” seems to be just a slightly nicer way of calling them a liar.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
Washington has about 750,000 residents who get health insurance because of Obamacare. How Congress repeals or revises the system would affect them, the health care system and the state’s economy.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 6:23 p.m.
Gov Jay Inslee asks Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to back away from plans to repeal Obamacare.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Washington health insurance premiums have smaller increases than plans in Idaho or through federal exchange
Health insurance premiums through Washington’s state exchange see smaller average increase than in Idaho or through the federal exchange.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
The final two Spokesman-Review endorsements cover the insurance commissioner’s race and a simple housekeeping measure related to redistricting. Insurance Commissioner. When full-scale implementation of the Affordable Care Act occurred, Insurance …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 9:06 a.m.
Four-term incumbent Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler faces a challenge from Republican Richard Schrock.
Mon., May 16, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
Health insurance companies that sell individual policies in Washington want to increase their rates by an average of 13.5 percent in 2017, the state insurance commissioner’s office said Monday.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
Officials with California’s Kaiser Foundation Health Plan have formally applied to acquire Seattle’s Group Health Cooperative, the next step in the controversial proposal, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
The number of uninsured people in Washington state has been cut in half since health care reform took effect. But the state insurance commissioner’s office reported Wednesday there are still …
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
Consolidation to Kaiser Permanente and Group Health will be tough sell to members who prize the cooperative’s independence.
Wed., March 25, 2015
OLYMPIA – Washington insurance officials will lead a multistate investigation into how computer hackers were able to breach the security of the state’s largest health insurance company and whether Premera …
Wed., March 18, 2015
Hackers pierced the cybersecurity of Washington’s biggest health insurer last spring and got a peek at data for an estimated 11 million customers, but the company didn’t discover the breach …
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington residents struggling with the insurance plans purchased through the state’s exchange will be able to sign up for new plans through November because problems have been so …
Tue., July 29, 2014
OLYMPIA – Thousands of customers of Washington’s health care exchange have problems with the new medical insurance they’ve purchased this year, problems the state agency hopes to have fixed by …
Tue., June 17, 2014
OLYMPIA – A legislative session billed as a chance to air charges of undue influence in the insurance commissioner’s office was something less than advertised Monday. Patricia Peterson, the agency’s …
Fri., June 6, 2014
OLYMPIA – Businesses that offer health coverage to opposite-sex spouses must also offer it to same-sex spouses, state officials said Thursday. Insurance plans must offer equal coverage to all spouses. …
Wed., April 23, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington state will soon adopt new rules for next year’s medical insurance plans that some believe will improve patient coverage, but others contend will create significant problems for …
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
The woman described only as “Bette in Spokane” during a nationally televised address by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Wednesday she had no idea her frustrations over increasing insurance …
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
Washington’s top insurance official is rejecting President Barack Obama’s proposal that would allow insurance companies to extend expiring plans another year. “I do not believe his proposal is a good …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013
Two more health insurance companies won approval Friday from state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to sell policies on the Washington state Health Plan Finder. Required by the federal Affordable Care …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, 12:45 p.m.
Two more health insurance companies won approval Friday from state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, to sell policies on the Washington state Health Plan Finder. Required by the federal Affordable Care …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013
OLYMPIA – The board for the state health exchange delayed a vote Wednesday on approval of 31 plans proposed to be part of the system while some companies that were …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012
As President Barack Obama set up a task force to recommend ways to prevent tragedies like the mass murders in Newtown, Conn., a progressive group in Washington joined the call …