Archive: 2016

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Caleb’s Story

Caleb Paraeducator – Olympia, WA In between jobs, Caleb had no health coverage and couldn’t stay on his parents’ plan because he had recently turned 26. He worried about the financial toll it would take if he needed medical care. Then he got a free health plan under Washington Apple Health…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Has a New Look!

Welcome to the new homepage for www.wahealthplanfinder.org, the online health insurance marketplace for individuals, families, and small businesses. In addition to a fresher, cleaner look, our redesigned homepage makes it easier for customers to find important information, online help tools, and to stay covered. New Features Prominent and timely reminders: From July…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Enrolls 169,000 in Qualified Health Plans

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced more than 169,000 residents enrolled in Qualified Health Plans through Washington Healthplanfinder during the most recent open enrollment period — a more than 10 percent increase over the previous year. The announcement coincides with the release of the most recent Health Coverage…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Preps Customers for Tax Day Deadline

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is informing Qualified Health Plan customers today of free, last-minute resources available for those who have not yet filed a federal tax return with the Internal Revenue Service. The deadline to file a tax return is next Monday, April 18. Customers who…
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Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board Names Pam MacEwan Permanent CEO

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange board voted unanimously today to permanently appoint Pam MacEwan as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. MacEwan had been serving as interim CEO since August 2015, succeeding the organization’s first CEO, Richard Onizuka.  “In working with Pam on critical issues facing…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Calls On Customers to File Federal Tax Returns

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is notifying residents who enrolled in a health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder that failure to file a federal tax return with the Internal Revenue Service will impact their ability to receive tax credits, preventing them from getting assistance to lower the cost…