Health Insurance Pool Board of Directors, Washington State

Provides access to health insurance for people who are unable to obtain coverage in the private marketplace. WSHIP was established under the Washington State Health Insurance Access Act of 1987 (RCW 48.41). The Board of directors develops and approves an uniform screening mechanism for subscribers to enter the pool. The Board also manages the pool, sets assessments on member health plans, and collects premiums from subscribers.
Board Website
Policy AreaHealth
Governor Appointments6
Total Board Positions11
Statutory AuthorityRCW 48.41.040
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
Term Length (years)3
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: One member representing each of the following: (a) Health care providers; (b) health insurance agents; (c) small employers; and (d) large employers; and two members from state-wide organizations representing health care consumers.