Washington Department of Insurance

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Aetna fined $1M for issuing unapproved disability, life insurance

Aetna has been fined $1 million by the Washington state insurance department because it has issued more than 7,000 health, disability and life insurance policies that failed to meet state requirements.

State to consider nonprofit insurers' surplus

Legislation in Washington state would allow the insurance commissioner to consider nonprofit health insurers' surpluses when deciding whether their proposed premiums are reasonable, reported

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