Archive: 2020

September 24, 2020

Washington Health Benefit Exchange certifies health plans for 2021 market; Offerings introduce Cascade Care and the nation’s first public option

OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) Board today announced the certified 2021 Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during the upcoming open enrollment period taking place November 1 through January 15, 2021. This includes certification of new Cascade Care products available for…
September 10, 2020

News Release: Deadline Extension for Those Seeking 2020 Health Coverage Ends September 30

OLYMPIA, Wash.

As summer comes to a close, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) is reminding individuals who lost their health coverage as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and were given more time to enroll that they have until September 30, 2020 to contact Washington Healthplanfinder’s Customer Support Center or…
July 28, 2020

Exchange Committees Recruitment Notice

OLYMPIA, Wash.

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

OLYMPIA, Wash.

“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

OLYMPIA, Wash.

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

OLYMPIA, Wash.

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…