Archive: 2016

September 15, 2016

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board Issues Final Certifications for Health and Dental Plans Offered in 2017

More than 100 health and dental plans will be available through Washington Healthplanfinder beginning Nov. 1 OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board today released their final certifications for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during the upcoming open enrollment period scheduled for Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017. Following approval by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner…
September 8, 2016

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Issues Statement Regarding Board Action on Health and Dental Plan Certifications

OLYMPIA, Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Today, Pam MacEwan, CEO for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, issued the following statement: “At the special Board meeting held today related to certifying plans to participate in Washington Healthplanfinder, the Board approved the certification of 46 Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) that…
September 7, 2016

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Selects Sea Mar Community Health Centers as the Lead Organization for Pierce County

Sea Mar will oversee free outreach services available to Pierce County residents during open enrollment OLYMPIA, Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that Sea Mar Community Health Centers has been selected to manage the in-person assistance provided to Pierce County residents for the upcoming open enrollment period taking place Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017. Beginning Oct. 1, Sea Mar will oversee…
July 27, 2016

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…
July 18, 2016

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…
June 7, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Enrolls 169,000 in Qualified Health Plans

Annual Health Coverage Enrollment Report released, reveals 1.6 million Washingtonians accessed coverage OLYMPIA, Wash.

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…
April 13, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Preps Customers for Tax Day Deadline

Free, last-minute tools available to those who have not yet filed a tax return using their 1095-A OLYMPIA, Wash.

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…
February 25, 2016

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board Names Pam MacEwan Permanent CEO

MacEwan instrumental in driving recent operational and organizational improvements

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…
February 24, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Calls On Customers to File Federal Tax Returns

Residents who fail to correctly file are ineligible to receive tax credits that lower the cost of premiums OLYMPIA, Wash.

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…
February 2, 2016

Washington Healthplanfinder Sees More Than 200,000 Residents Sign Up For Qualified Health Plans by the Close of Open Enrollment

Residents currently without coverage may still qualify for a 2016 health plan OLYMPIA, Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that more than 200,000 Washingtonians selected a Qualified Health Plan through Washington Healthplanfinder by the close of open enrollment on Jan. 31. The number of plans selected is nearly 25 percent higher than those selected in open enrollment last year,…