Here are links to other programs and public agencies that AWHP and its member plans work with on public policy issues related to healthcare coverage.
State Agencies & Public/Private Partnerships:
Accountable Communities of Health
Our health plans are part of the nine accountable communities of health formed in Washington to address health care needs in context: what affects health care in a community, and how can we improve health by improving the community?
Office of the Insurance Commissioner
The OIC regulates health carriers - approving the premium rates we file with the Commissioner, reviewing our provider network plans, monitoring the financial solvency of carriers and enacting rules governing our operations. We provide comments on proposed rules, and work with the Commissioner's staff to keep Washington's health coverage market financially strong and competitive.
Washington Healthplan Finder - Health Benefit Exchange
Medicaid and individual market enrollees shop for coverage with our health plans on the Exchange. Carriers participate in the Exchange's many work groups. Dedicated premium tax is paid by carriers to pay for the Exchange operation.
Washington State Health Insurance Pool
Premium tax on health coverage pays for the high risk pool plan that covers people living in counties without other health insurance for sale.
Healthcare Administration & Policy Development:
Health plan medical experts work with the Bree Collaborative developing evidence based medical standards and strategies to improve the quality of medical care in Washington.
Healthy Washington Coalition
Health plans actively help the Healthy Washington Coalition ensure that Washington has quality, affordable health care for all its residents.
Health carriers work on administrative simplification with OneHealthPort -- helping providers establish credentials, receive payment and confirmation of coverage.
Washington Health Alliance
Big data can drive big change: we support the Health Alliance in its quest to use data to improve healthcare coverage and decision-making.
Foundations & Educational Organizations:
We participate in Cambia Grove's health care innovation focused events.
Group Health Foundation
We support the Foundation's goal of Health Equity in Washington.