State exchanges entice more participation

States continue to add insurers to their exchanges for the 2015 enrollment period, reports MedPage Today. Four insurers applied to sell coverage on the Washington state exchange next year, including UnitedHealthcare, Health Alliance Northwest Health Plan and Columbia Health Providers, according to an analysis of rate filings from McKinsey & Company. In addition to new exchange entrants in Washington, Michigan had four new insurers apply, while five new carries applied in Indiana. "[There's] definitely an increase in the competition that will be available in the carrier options to consumers," said Erica Hutchins Coe, associate principal at McKinsey. Article