You May Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

If you have a life change or special circumstance, you may be able to shop for a new health plan.

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Individuals & Families

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All health plans offered through Washington Healthplanfinder meet strict benefit and quality standards. Essential services are covered like visits to the doctor and emergency room, prescriptions, maternity care, preventive care, and more. If an accident or illness happens, a quality health plan can help protect you from huge medical bills. No one will be denied coverage because they are sick or have a pre-existing condition.

Help Paying for Coverage

Most individuals and families who enroll through Washington Healthplanfinder receive financial help to pay for their coverage. Depending on how much you earn, you could qualify for a free or low-cost health plan or be eligible for financial help that can lower the cost of your premiums and co-pays. Free or low-cost health coverage options are provided through Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) or Qualified Health Plans with tax credits.

When New Customers Can Enroll

A new customer can sign up for a Qualified Health Plan during the standard open enrollment period. The next Qualified Health Plan open enrollment period starts Nov. 1, 2016 and ends Jan. 31, 2017.

If you have a qualifying life event, you may be eligible to sign up during a Special Enrollment Period. This means you can enroll in a new plan or change your current plan outside the open enrollment period. Some of these life events include getting married, having or adopting a baby, moving to a new coverage area, or losing other health care coverage. Your special enrollment period lasts 60 days from the date of the qualifying life event.

Those who qualify for Washington Apple Health or American Indians/Alaska Natives may enroll year-round.