WAHIT supports the vibrancy and health of the small business community in Washington by providing access to the affordable, comprehensive health benefits employers need to maintain a healthy workforce and grow their businesses.
A History of Innovation
We opened our doors in 1997 in Washington state as the Washington Alliance for Healthcare Insurance Trust with a goal of providing comprehensive, affordable healthcare benefits to small businesses in the Pacific Northwest. By pooling a large number of participating employers, we were able to negotiate and arrange group insurance contracts at affordable prices, offering coverage from a diversified portfolio of insurance carriers. By 2014, we had grown into one of the largest association plans in the state, with a membership of 50,000 covered lives.
Due to rules enacted by the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner, companies that first enrolled in WAHIT prior to March 23, 2010 are considered “grandfathered,” and have been the only groups allowed to renew medical coverage with WAHIT. To maintain grandfathered status with WAHIT, groups are required to renew “as is” with no medical product changes.
As of October 1, 2018, WAHIT has gained approval to begin offering benefit plans to new groups in Washington state.
An Experienced Partner
We’ve been passionate about providing affordable coverage to small businesses since we first opened our doors in 1997. We have continually improved our offering during decades of disruption in the health insurance and health information technology markets.
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