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Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties get more options for healthcare

September 6, 2013

Washington has certified 35 plans that will be part of the exchange developed under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange board unanimously approved the plans from seven different providers this week. The state is on track to begin an open enrollment period at the beginning of October.

In Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, coverage will be provided by Premera Blue Cross, Lifewise, or the Community Health Plan of Washington. Larger counties will have several options available.

The board had delayed certification as the state insurance commissioner worked with companies to fix proposals in order to meet all requirements. Board chair Margaret Stanley says the goal was to offer as many plans to consumers as possible.

The plans take effect in 2014.

To find how much it will cost your household, use the calculater at http://www.wahealthplanfinder.org/calculator/index.html

For more information visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org

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