How You Can Help
Which Exchange plans include Seattle Children’s?
We are working hard to ensure all insurance plans offered on Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange provide enrollees with access to hospitals like Seattle Children’s. Currently, the only Exchange plans that include “in-network” coverage for care at Seattle Children’s are:
- Group Health
- Community Health Plan of Washington (Community HealthEssentials)
- Molina Healthcare of Washington
Other plans do not include Children's as an in-network provider. This is is concerning because many of the services we provide are unique and not available anywhere else in the state. These services include acute cancer care, inpatient pediatric rehabilitation, level IV neonatal intensive care and heart, liver and intestine transplantation.
What can I do to help?
Washington’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner is responsible for ensuring all Washington state healthcare plans, including those on the Exchange, provide adequate coverage for enrollees. Please help us and the patients and families we serve by contacting Commissioner Mike Kreidler and asking him to:
- Require that Exchange insurers provide adequate coverage for enrollees, which includes care at Seattle Children’s
- Share stories about how your family or others would be negatively impacted if your insurance plans didn’t include coverage at Seattle Children’s
If your family has already been negatively impacted by an Exchange plan that does not include Seattle Children's, you can file a complaint with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.