WSHIP NEWS

Officer Elections
WSHIP is pleased to announce the following Officers voted to serve on the Board for the June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021 term: Kristen Walter Wright, Chair; Mark Rose, Vice Chair; Alison Mondi, Secretary; and Bill Ely, Treasurer.

WSHIP 2019 Annual Report Now Available
Click Here for the WSHIP 2019 Annual Report

Board Member Election Results
Sheela Tallman, Vice President, External Affairs for UnitedHealth Care has been elected to represent Disability / Stop Loss members.

2020 Annual Member Plan Meeting
Click Here for the May 13, 2020 Member Plan meeting agenda.
The meeting will begin at 8:50 a.m. via TELECONFERENCE ONLY.

WSHIP Board of Directors Meeting
Click Here for the May 13, 2020 Board of Directors meeting agenda and materials. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. via TELECONFERENCE ONLY.

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.

2020 WSHIP Board Policy Agenda
Click Here for the 2020 WSHIP Board Policy Agenda.

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.