Mike Kreidler

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Insurers must expand provider networks in Washington

The Washington state insurance department has adopted a new rule requiring insurers incorporate certain adequacy standards in their provider networks.

WA insurers, providers object to proposed network rule

Washington state insurers and hospitals have united in opposition to state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler's proposed new rule for insurance-provider networks, according to a report by  Kaiser Health News  and the  Seattle Times.

2 insurers get second chance at Washington exchange participation

Washington's insurance commissioner has admitted to the state's health insurance exchange two of the five insurers he originally rejected now that they've improved their proposed plans.

Regence improperly withdrew funds from consumers

Regence Blue Shield is again being scrutinized by the Washington insurance department--this time for "an ongoing pattern of errors and problems," including withdrawing funds from consumers' bank

Health sharing ministry banned from operating in Washington

Samaritan Ministries, a Christian ministry-based health plan, has been ordered to stop operating in Washington because the prominent healthcare sharing ministry is allegedly doing business illegally

Premera BlueCross stonewalls rate transaparency bill

Premera BlueCross is being accused of "stonewalling" a Washington state bill that would allow the public to scrutinize an insurer's rate request package, including actuarial formulas and reasons

Anthem, Regence denied rate hike requests

The Connecticut Insurance Department has rejected a 20 percent rate hike proposed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, calling the request "excessive," according to the Hartford Courant. The

Plans should limit surpluses if they want rate hikes

Health insurance companies in Washington may soon see their surpluses scrutinized when they request a rate increase. Current state law does not allow surpluses, including investment income, to be

Washington, Regence battle over children's health coverage

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Regence BlueShield, the state's largest individual health insurer, are clashing over whether Regence must provide individual children's health