Washington targets discrimination in the health insurance field

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Insurance Commissioner Kreidler sends letter to insurers reminding them of the state’s laws Gender identity is often a controversial issue, especially when it comes to insurance coverage and health care. In Washington, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is looking to dispel some confusion surrounding this issue. The commissioner has sent a letter to the state’s health insurance companies, reminding these companies that there are laws in place that bar discrimination based on a person’s particular gender identity. In some cases, insurers have run afoul of these laws, denying coverage to some…

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Washington launches new website bringing more transparency to the insurance industry

The Washington Department of Insurance has launched a new website that allows consumers to review rate proposals from the state’s insurers. The website is the brainchild of Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, who has been an advocate for transparency in the insurance industry for many years. The Department of Insurance had been awarded with federal grants to build the site a month ago. The site was completed and launched late last week and has already been updated with information on pending proposals. The website was made possible by House Bill 1220,…

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