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State health plan shows strong finish


December 19, 2018

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Monday announced that a total of 222,636 customers selected a 2019 health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder, the state's online health insurance marketplace, by last Saturday's midnight deadline to enroll. The total number of plan selections is only slightly lower than the 242,000 sign-ups posted during the 2018 open enrollment period that stretched one month longer.

The final two days of the six-week open enrollment period saw more than 11,000 Washingtonians sign up for coverage before the Dec. 15 cutoff. Several hundred more plan selections are expected to arrive as customers who started the application process before close of open enrollmen...

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