What we're working on

Cascade Select is a three-agency effort involving the Health Care Authority (HCA), Washington Health Benefit Exchange (HBE), and Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC).

Learn more about our procurement and rulemaking efforts with Cascade Select.

What is HCA's role in Cascade Select?


HCA is responsible for procuring the public option plans, called Cascade Select. Cascade Select plans are required to have a standard benefit design similar to other Cascade plans. To meet our goal of offering quality, affordable health plans, Cascade Select plans must also meet additional quality and value standards and requirements. Learn more about our procurement efforts.


HCA conducted rulemaking to address hospital participation requirements to ensure Cascade Select plans are available in every county in Washington. Learn more about our rulemaking.