Health Exchange Enrollments Up

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced that nearly 18,000 new customers have used Washington Healthplanfinder to select 2018 health coverage through the first four weeks of open enrollment which began Nov. 1. According to the agency that’s a 43 percent increase over the same period last year. Officials say there are 4,500 new sign-ups received on average each week. Open enrollement ends Dec. 15 for those wanting coverage to begin on Jan. 1.