Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bill to end secrecy of health insurance rate info passes WA House

A bill that would let the public see far more health insurance rate information has passed the Washington House of Representatives.

Under state law, Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler's office is now barred from releasing virtually all the information that insurers submit to justify premium increases. House Bill 1220 -- requested by Kreidler -- would end that secrecy.

"In today's tough econmic climate, people deserve to see where their money's going," said Kreidler

Here's a link to a press release about the bill.

Power restored at our main building

Just fyi: Our main office in Tumwater, lost power at about 9:19 this morning. It's still out. Many of us are working on backup power.

UPDATE: Power's back on. (10:30 a.m.) This post headline originally said "Power's out at our main building."