Archive: 2017

December 20, 2017

Next Steps after Plan Selection

After you have confirmed your health plan selection on, you’ll see a screen that lists your Confirmation Number. You can use this number to communicate with your insurance company about your premium payments or other follow up questions related to the plan you selected through Washington…
December 16, 2017

Special Enrollment Periods & Qualifying Life Events

Life happens. We have your back when it comes to expecting the unexpected. Get covered during this special enrollment period using Washington Healthplanfinder. Certain life changes or special circumstances may qualify you for a special enrollment period. Common life events that allow customers to sign up for a new health plan…
December 4, 2017

Mary’s Story

Mary- Bellingham, WA When Mary’s son was diagnosed with HIV, they didn’t know what to do or where to turn for help. She was worried for her son, who was only 19 at the time of his diagnosis. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but there is a very effective…
December 4, 2017

Shayne’s Story

Shayne- Renton, WA Growing up, Shayne had access to health coverage through Medicaid. When she turned 18, her health coverage ended. She went the next 15 years without any health insurance. Shayne struggled with drug addiction for many years, and was unable to afford health insurance that covered treatment programs.
December 4, 2017

Renae’s Story

Renae- Bellingham, WA Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) saved Renae’s life. Even after a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, she didn’t have insurance or a primary care physician. Renae had no idea how to manage it, and rarely had the medications she needed. Without insurance, her insulin prescriptions were easily $800 per…
November 20, 2017

Shopping Tips for Open Enrollment

Right now during open enrollment, customers have over 40 plans to choose from on Washington Healthplanfinder, including dental plans. With many options, shopping for coverage can be tough. Here are some tips to help you find the right plan that meets your needs and budget. Smart Planfinder Smart Planfinder will match you to plans that meet…
November 1, 2017

Dental Coverage

Customers can now shop for dental plans through Washington Healthplanfinder. Who Can Enroll in New Dental Coverage Dental plans can cover just adults, adults and children, or children only. Anyone who is eligible and enrolls in a Qualified Health Plan is eligible to enroll in a dental plan. You’ll get…
October 31, 2017

Smart Planfinder

Health insurance can be complicated so we’ve created Smart Planfinder, a new tool to help you compare your health plan options. Smart Planfinder will match you to plans that offer your personal coverage needs, including your prescriptions, doctors and health care facilities. You can use Smart Planfinder while shopping anonymously or when you’re renewing your coverage…
October 27, 2017

Jose’s Story

Jose- Everett, WA Many people have turned to community navigators such as Jose of Community Health Centers of Snohomish County to help them find the best coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. Jose is one of hundreds of navigators around the state who have been trained to help people find quality health…
October 27, 2017

Roger’s Story

Roger- Kennewick, WA Roger lost his arm in an industrial accident in 1991. While the injury was devastating, Roger returned to work after a year of recovery with a prosthesis. However, declines in the printing industry slashed his annual income and eventually his job was eliminated. When Roger…