Coverage Updates

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)…
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…
December 16, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Customers Will Receive Additional Time to Enroll

Customers can now select a Qualified Health Plan that begins Feb. 1; call center hours also extended OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today announced that it will provide additional time for customers purchasing 2020 health insurance coverage. This will give those still needing health insurance until Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. to secure coverage that would start Feb. 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder. “We are encouraged by…
December 12, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Customers Must Act This Weekend for Jan. 1 Coverage

Customer Support Center open until midnight on Dec. 15 OLYMPIA, Wash.

Customers have 72 hours to sign up for 2020 health and dental coverage beginning Jan. 1. Customers must select a plan through Washington Healthplanfinder by 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 15. More than 195,000 Washingtonians have already enrolled in a 2020 health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder since the open…
April 10, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to File Taxes or Risk Losing Financial Help

Resources ready to help residents submit info from their 1095-A form by the April 15 tax deadline OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today is urging all Washington Healthplanfinder customers to file their 2018 tax return correctly and on time to avoid losing financial help. Residents who enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan last year through the state’s online marketplace must submit information from their 1095-A tax form…
December 17, 2018

Limited Time Special Enrollment Period for 2019 Coverage

Did you hit a snag trying to enroll in 2019 coverage during open enrollment? The Health Benefit Exchange is offering a special enrollment for individuals who were not able to enroll before the end of Open Enrollment. “You still have the chance to enroll in 2019 coverage” In light of…
July 10, 2018

New Password Requirements

We’ve heard you! Our password requirements have been tough – that’s because Washington Healthplanfinder keeps some sensitive information. But after many of you noted to us that the password rules were too strict and that your password expires too quickly, we’ve made some changes. Now, when you create or…
April 19, 2018

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Lowers Carrier Assessment Rate By 55 Percent

Fee reduced to $3.36 for 2019 health plans sold through the state’s online health marketplace OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced it is lowering its carrier assessment rate by 55 percent, from $7.46 to $3.36 per member per month, on all 2019 health plans purchased through Washington Healthplanfinder – a reduction passed on directly to consumers through lowered premium prices. The Exchange Board acted…
January 29, 2018

Don’t Forget to Pay Your Premium

You’ve just picked a health and dental plan. The hard part is over. But there’s one last step before you can start using your coverage – to pay your first month’s premium. This is what activates your coverage so you can start going to your doctor or pick up prescriptions.
January 17, 2018

Health Insurance Tax Forms: 1095-A, B & C

Customers are required to report their health coverage on their federal income taxes each year. The type of health coverage a customer had last year will determine what type of tax form they get. Below is a description of the three tax forms, who sends them, and what customers should…