Cancelled, out-of-state health insurance plans would be allowed under Senate bill

oban_120Washington residents whose health insurance plans were cancelled after the rollout of the federal Affordable Care Act could potentially get their old plans back or buy plans from other states under a proposal now in the Legislature.

A measure sponsored by state Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Tacoma, would allow health insurance carriers to continue offering insurance plans that don’t meet federal and state requirements, but only to customers who were enrolled in such plans as of Oct. 1, 2013. Senate Bill 6464 also would let insurers from other states sell plans to Washingtonians without requiring the carriers to meet Washington state insurance regulations. Click to read the full story from The Olympian.