Complaints

Washington Health Insurance



Here is a list of all the insurance companies in Washington state, and of course the number of complaints per.  Of course the most important number is the complaint index which is based on market share and number of complaints.  So which is the most dangerous carrier in Washington?  Actually looking at the numbers below, none of them are really outrageous compared to some of the other states I have reported on and LifeWise at a 3.4 is high for Washington, but it could easily be a statistical deviation from the norm based on the amount of premium they have as compared to the Blue Cross & Blue Shields of Washington.

Still, Washington is a terrific state to live in as the state has been absolutely terrific in choosing and presiding over its health insurance companies and its brokers.
Company Name                                                               # of Complaints        Complaint Index     Market Share        Premium
COLUMBIA UNITED PROVIDERS                                     1                            0.13900                        1.17 %                 $85,194,920
COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN OF WASHINGTON      5                            0.16919                         4.82 %                 $349,946,944.47
GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE                                    25                            0.26666                      15.29 %                 $1,110,217,961
GROUP HEALTH OPTIONS INC                                       15                            0.27827                       8.79 %                 $638,335,634
KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN
OF THE NORTHWEST                                                             7                           0.31806                          3.59 %               $260,618,451
WASHINGTON DENTAL SERVICE                                 12                           0.33507                          5.84 %               $424,102,192
HEALTH NET HEALTH PLAN OF OREGON INC         1                          0.54233                            0.30 %               $21,835,308
PROVIDENCE HEALTH PLAN                                           2                          1.06716                            0.30 %               $22,193,227
REGENCE BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF OREGON    8                          1.22865                            1.06 %                $77,104,473
REGENCE BLUESHIELD                                                    224                        1.33715                         27.32 %                $1,983,751,762
PREMERA BLUE CROSS                                                    206                        1.37783                         24.38 %                $1,770,480,827
ASURIS NORTHWEST HEALTH                                        24                        1.51115                             2.59 %                $188,071,942
KPS HEALTH PLANS                                                             12                        1.73512                             1.12 %                $81,897,464
PACIFICARE OF WASHINGTON INC                               7                        2.70384                           0.42 %                $30,657,494
LIFEWISE HEALTH PLAN OF WASHINGTON           60                         3.40216                           2.87 %                $208,840,713
AETNA HEALTH INC                                                            4                          8.16815                            0.07 %                $5,799,032