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Washington Healthplanner premium payment change coming

Health, dental plan customers must pay insurance companies directly


Washington Healthplanfinder Tuesday announced that current Qualified Health Plan and Qualified Dental Plan customers must pay their monthly premium payment directly to their insurance company beginning Sept. 24. Washington Healthplanfinder will no longer accept premium payments after Sept. 23.

After Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board staff conducted a thorough analysis of Washington Healthplanfinder’s process of accepting customer premium payments—known as premium aggregation—the Exchange Board voted in December 2014 to remove the functionality from the system. As a result, insurance carriers will handle all health plan related payments, as they do in the outside market.


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