Archive: 2020

July 28, 2020

Exchange Committees Recruitment Notice


We have extended recruiting for vacancies on the Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committees (TACs). The Nominating Committee will make recommendations to be considered at the August 20, 2020 Exchange Board meeting. We have vacancies in the following committees: Advisory Committee – One (1) position Dental TAC – One (1)…
June 5, 2020

CEO Statement on Recent Events


“As CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, I have been saddened and horrified by the brutal death of George Floyd while in police custody. His death represents one of the most recent in a long history of violence against black people, including Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and…
May 13, 2020

Great things are coming to Washington Healthplanfinder! May Release 2020

We are excited for you to see what is new with Washington Healthplanfinder. We have updated our system to prepare for Cascade Care. Cascade Care creates new coverage options available through Washington Healthplanfinder during Open Enrollment, starting November 1, 2020 for January 1, 2021 coverage. These plans will not be…
May 6, 2020

Washington Healthplanfinder Urges Uninsured to Act Fast to Meet Friday, May 8 Deadline


In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today is urging individuals who did not secure health insurance for 2020 to sign up for coverage by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, the deadline of the limited-time special enrollment period (SEP) through Washington Healthplanfinder…
April 30, 2020

Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Uninsured Customers to Sign Up for Coverage by May 8 Deadline


In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today is reminding individuals who are currently without health insurance that Friday, May 8 is the deadline to request and select a plan for this limited time special enrollment (SEP) period through Washington Healthplanfinder for coverage beginning May…
April 23, 2020

Over 16,000 Signed up for Coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder as Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic Hits Washington Households


Over 16,000 customers selected a plan for qualified health coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder since March 10, when a special enrollment period was announced in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Additionally, Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) enrollments are increasing. The special enrollment period allows anyone uninsured and eligible to enroll in…
April 9, 2020

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Reminds Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 of the Health Insurance Options available now through Washington Healthplanfinder


Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today is reminding uninsured individuals impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Washington that the special enrollment period is extended through May 8, 2020, for coverage beginning May 1, 2020. Washingtonians who may qualify for health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder using existing…
April 8, 2020

Suddenly Lost Health Coverage? We’ve got You Covered…


As unemployment rapidly increases during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, many individuals will need to find new health coverage to provide vital protection as cases continue to increase and uncertainty grows. The silver-lining is that there are options for those who need health coverage in Washington state. Here are some tips…