Archive: 2016

December 21, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Urges Customers to Act Fast For Jan. 1 Coverage

Deadline to select plans that begin by the New Year is Friday, Customer Support Center open until midnight OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today is warning customers without 2017 coverage that this Friday, Dec. 23 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to sign up for health and dental plans through Washington Healthplanfinder that begin on Jan. 1. Since the open enrollment period began, more than 180,000 Washingtonians have…
December 14, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Sees 13% Increase In Sign-Ups, Encourages Customers to Wrap Up Plan Selections and Secure Coverage for the New Year

Residents directed to take action early as Dec. 23 deadline for Jan. 1 coverage approaches OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today is encouraging Washington Healthplanfinder customers to take early action to secure health and dental coverage that begins at the New Year. Residents have until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23 to sign up for coverage with a start date of Jan. 1, 2017. “Individuals…
December 9, 2016

5 Things to Know about Getting Covered

1. You can shop and compare plans side-by-side. There are tools available while you shop that can help you pick a plan that fits your needs and budget. You can filter and sort by insurance company, premium amount, metal level, star rating, and more. Once you narrow your search, you…
December 1, 2016

Washington State’s Individual Health Insurance Market is Thriving

Legislatively mandated review reveals steady growth in Washington Health Benefit Exchange issuers, plans, and products OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington state’s individual health insurance market has been determined to be thriving in a new analysis conducted by Wakely Consulting Group, LLC on behalf of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. The legislatively mandated review[1] of the health and viability of Washington’s…
November 29, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Announces Enrollment Assistance Affiliates

Trained broker organizations are providing free, in-person help at seven sites located throughout the state OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced the five broker organizations selected to host and operate seven enrollment assistance affiliates that are now included in the Washington Healthplanfinder customer support network. The seven sites – based in Bellevue, Renton, Seattle, Tacoma, Wenatchee, and Yakima – provide, in-person assistance at no…
November 17, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Sees Jump in Enrollment

State Marketplace serves more than 1.7 Million in 2016 OLYMPIA, Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that more than 1.7 million Washingtonians enrolled in 2016 health coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder during the previous open enrollment period. This includes 166,000 customers enrolled in Qualified Health Plans (QHP) – a nine percent increase over the previous year. The…
November 1, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Readies Residents for Start of Open Enrollment

Adult dental plans, improved shopping experience, and Quality Rating System highlight 2017 changes OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has announced customer experience enhancements to Washington Healthplanfinder that are set to debut as the fourth open enrollment period begins today, Nov. 1. Chief among the additions is the introduction of Qualified Dental Plan offerings for those purchasing a Qualified Health Plan. Washington Healthplanfinder customers…
October 26, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Bucks National Rate Trends; Customers Will See Changes in Costs, Savings and Coverage Options in 2017

Individuals and families should review choices to find health insurance that best meets their needs and budget OLYMPIA, Wash.

Bucking national trends that saw the average second lowest cost silver plans increase by 25 percent in the 38 states served by Healthcare.gov, Washington State experienced an average increase of only 8 percent on 2017 Benchmark plans that will be offered on Washington Healthplanfinder. With this in mind, the Washington…
October 17, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder to Open State’s First Health Insurance Storefronts

Full-service enrollment centers to debut in Spokane and Vancouver at start of open enrollment on Nov. 1 OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced Spokane and Vancouver as the sites of the state’s first pair of full-service health insurance enrollment centers. Set to debut at the start of the open enrollment period on Nov. 1, the two health insurance “storefronts” will offer in-person assistance to residents as…
October 10, 2016

Did your plan work for you?

This year, open enrollment is from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, 2017. During this time, you can shop for a new health plan and even add new dental coverage. With less than a month to go, now’s the time to look back at how much you used your current health…