For Immediate Release: April 19, 2017

Enrollment Deadline has Changed

15th Deadline Rule


The Washington Healthplanfinder enrollment deadline has changed to the 15th of the month.

The deadline for enrollment has changed!

If you sign up for coverage before or on the 15th of the month, your coverage will start the 1st of the next month. This is especially important to remember during the upcoming open enrollment period taking place Nov. 1-Dec. 15.

What about cancelling coverage?

The 15th rule does not apply to canceling your coverage. If you cancel your coverage at any time during the month, your coverage will end the last day of that month.

There are some special exceptions.

Experiencing certain life events outside of open enrollment could mean you qualify for a special enrollment period, and that may affect when your plan begins.


Learn more about special enrollment and qualified life events here