For Immediate Release: December 8, 2023

ACA Open Enrollment is now – Jan. 15

Now is a critical time for new and current customers to visit to shop and compare Olympia

Key data

  • All Washingtonians who need health insurance coverage for 2024 can shop for plans and gain access to federal and state subsidies on,  now through Jan. 15.
  • People who pick a plan by Dec. 15 will have coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2024.
  • More than 232,000 Washingtonians are already covered by ACA plans and are set up to be auto renewed in a qualified health plan (Affordable Care Act [ACA] plan) for 2024.
  • These existing customers are strongly encouraged to visit during this open enrollment period to compare options and make sure the plan they are enrolled is the best value for them in 2024.
  • Approximately 75% of Washingtonians could save by switching this year.
  • This includes up to 24,000 Washingtonians could receive Cascade Care Savings (state subsidies)  if they switched to a Cascade Care Gold or Silver plan.
  • Now is the time for anyone who needs coverage and existing customers to come in to to shop and compare. 

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Shopping and comparing plans on Washington Healthplanfinder is the best way to ensure customers have the health insurance they need in 2024. The majority of customers who have already signed up or auto-renewed plans for 2024 — around 75% — can still compare and shop for plans with the same benefits as the plan they’ve already chosen, but for a lower monthly cost.

“All Washingtonians, regardless of immigration status, can visit by Dec. 15 to shop, compare and sign-up for a health or dental plan for 2024. This includes anyone who doesn’t have health coverage through an employer or other program, as well as existing customers whose plan has been renewed,” Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) CEO Ingrid Ulrey said. “Visit to shop for coverage or find help closer to home from one of our more than 2,000 trained assisters across the state for in-person help.”

The Exchange operates Washington Healthplanfinder, Washington’s integrated source for enrolling in health insurance and Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). More than 232,000 Washingtonians have had their health insurance renewed for 2024 through Washington Healthplanfinder.

Approximately 24,000 of customers who have renewed their 2024 health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder could qualify for Cascade Care Savings — a state-funded subsidy to help people pay for their monthly premiums — if they shop and switch to a Cascade Care Silver or Gold plan. By enrolling in their county’s lowest cost Silver plan, many customers could reduce their monthly premium to $0.

Visit to shop, compare and sign up for health and/or dental insurance for you and your family for 2024. Customers who select a plan by Dec. 15 will have their insurance take effect Jan. 1, 2024. Enroll by Jan. 15, 2024, to have a Feb. 1 start date. 

Need help enrolling in a health plan for next year?

The Exchange partners with a network of brokers, navigators and enrollment centers across the state. Visit Washington Healthplanfinder’s Virtual Help Details page for more information and to find an assister near you.

Customers can also enroll in 2024 coverage online from Nov. 1, 2023, through Jan. 15, 2024, by visiting, or by calling the Customer Support Center at 1-855-923-4633. Washington Healthplanfinder’s Customer Support Center will have extended hours during open enrollment. The center will be open and ready to aid customers from 7:30 a.m.­–7 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed on the weekends and holidays. These hours go into effect Nov. 1, 2023, and end Jan. 31, 2024. The following adjustments were made to the center’s schedule; extended hours are subject to change: 

  • Additional open hours:
    • Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m. to midnight
    • Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Jan. 15, 7:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Closed on the following days:
    • Dec. 25 – Christmas Day
    • Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day

Reminders: Enrollment is offered year-round to individuals and families through Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). Customers enrolled in Apple Health will receive a notice 60 days before the month they enrolled in or renewed their coverage last year.

About Washington Healthplanfinder

Washington Healthplanfinder is an online marketplace for individuals and families in Washington to compare and enroll in health insurance coverage and gain access to tax credits, reduced cost sharing and public programs such as Medicaid. Open enrollment for Washington Healthplanfinder is from Nov. 1, 2023, to Jan. 15, 2024. Enrollment reports and data are available from Washington Health Benefit Exchange.

About Washington Apple Health

In Washington, Medicaid is called Washington Apple Health. Free or low-cost coverage is available year-round for those who qualify. Since the Affordable Care Act launched in October 2013, more people have access to preventive care, like cancer screenings, treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure, and many other health care services they need to stay healthy. Apple Health clients enroll and renew online using Washington Healthplanfinder. Apple Health is administered by the Washington State Health Care Authority,