WSHIP NEWS

WSHIP 2020 Annual Report Now Available
Click Here for the WSHIP 2020 Annual Report.

WSHIP Board Member Appointed as Consumer Representative:
WSHIP is pleased to announce that effective June 1, 2021, Governor Inslee has appointed Michael Dunlop, Director of Healthcare Access, Evergreen Health Insurance Program, to the WSHIP Board representing consumers for a 3-year term. Mr. Dunlop replaces Board Member Alison Mondi whose term ended on May 31, 2021.

WSHIP Board Officers:
WSHIP is pleased to announce the following Officers voted to serve on the Board for the June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022 term: Kristen Walter Wright, Chair; Mark Rose, Vice Chair; and William Ely, Secretary/Treasurer.

WSHIP Board of Directors Meeting
Click Here for the May 12, 2021 9:00 am–11:00 am WSHIP Board meeting agenda and materials. The Board meeting will be a virtual meeting only.

2021 Member Plan Election Results:
Sarah Kwiatkowski has been elected to Board of Directors Position 2 to serve a 3-year term ending May 31, 2024.
Kristen Walter Wright has been elected to Board of Directors Position 10 to serve a 3-year term ending May 31, 2024.

WSHIP 2021 Annual Member Plan Meeting
Click Here for the May 12, 2021 8:30 am. WSHIP Annual Member Plan meeting agenda and materials. The meeting will be a virtual meeting only.

2021 WSHIP Board Policy Agenda
Click Here for the 2021 WSHIP Board Policy Agenda.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Message for Enrollees
Click Here for important information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what WSHIP is doing to help enrollees get the care they need.

Telemedicine: Important Message for Enrollees
During the COVID-19 emergency, WSHIP is covering telemedicine services (virtual visits by phone, email or online video chat) with no cost-share to enrollees. These services can help maintain social distancing and minimize the spread of infection. Click Here for more information.

Board Position Opening
There are two openings on the WSHIP Board for employer representatives (small employer and large employer). These are Governor-appointed positions. Please contact Ambar Algera, Boards & Commissions Coordinator at the Governor’s office at ambar.algera@gov.wa.gov for more information.

WSHIP’s Non-Medicare Plans Are Closed to New Enrollment
Effective January 1, 2014, WSHIP’s non-Medicare plans are only available to individuals enrolled in WSHIP prior to December 31, 2013 and individuals residing in a county where an individual plan is not offered.  Currently, individual coverage is offered in all counties. 

WSHIP’s Medicare-eligible Plan is Open to New Enrollment
There are no changes to eligibility requirements for WSHIP’s Medicare-eligible plan.  This program remains open to new enrollment.  Click Here for more information. NOTE: For coverage beginning January 1, 2020, WSHIP will be offering a new Medicare-eligible plan called the Medical Supplement Plan and its Basic Plan will be closed to new enrollment.