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From the Department of Retirement Systems – The Washington State Legislature has not yet approved state operating or capital budgets for the 2017–19 Biennium, which begins July 1. If the Legislature does not enact budgets by June 30, state agencies will have to implement full or partial shutdowns. While we still expect the budgets to be approved by June 30, …

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Equitable relief for Medicare Part B late enrollment

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – Time-limited equitable relief is available to Medicare beneficiaries who delayed enrolling in Part B in order to keep their individual coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. This relief is available through September 2017, and enables these individuals to now get Part B without a late enrollment penalty. The Medicare Rights Center has …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – June 16, 2017

State Shutdown Looms as Legislature Continues Budget Negotiations From Crosscut.com – The Washington Legislature is on track again to flirt with partly shutting down the state government on July 1 because no biennial budget will be passed by June 30, which is the end of the fiscal year. In both 2013 and 2015, the Legislature came within three days of …

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2018 Individual Health Insurance Market NEWS

Eleven health insurers file for 2018 individual market in 37 counties, leaving two with no coverage Kreidler: Trump administration’s actions fuel insurers’ uncertainty, harm consumers June 8, 2017 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Eleven health insurers have filed 71 plans for Washington state’s 2018 individual health insurance market: Six insurers inside the Exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder. Eight insurers outside the Exchange. Two insurers …

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