On November 20, 2020, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner adopted their Consolidated Health Care Rulemaking which relates to accessing and receiving health care services and benefits through health plans, short term limited duration medical plans and student health plans. LifeMap's Short Term Medical (STM) plan is subject to this rule, which goes into effect on December 24, 2020 and targets policies beginning Jan. 1, 2021 and later.
Due to this rulemaking, until further notice, LifeMap must suspend sales of our Individual STM plans in the state of Washington until we can bring the product into compliance with the updated regulations.
This means that at this time LifeMap cannot process STM applications for coverage in the state of Washington with effective dates starting in 2021.
It is LifeMap's mission to provide financial protection to customers through all of life’s transitions. We truly believe our STM policy provides temporary piece of mind at an affordable rate until a member's ACA coverage begins, can find a new job, or qualify for more permanent and comprehensive coverage.
Our teams are working diligently and as quickly as possible to ensure this important safety net will be once again available to members in Washington. We will update our agents as soon as we release a new solution.
In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact our Customer Service team M-F, 8am-5pm PT at 1(800) 756-4105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional details on the Rule can be found on the WA OIC website.