Coverage Updates

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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…
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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…
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Washington Health Benefit Exchange Lowers Carrier Assessment Rate By 55 Percent

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…
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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.
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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…
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Tips to Help Protect Your Information

Washington Healthplanfinder, the Insurance Commissioner’s office and the Health Care Authority are all involved in ensuring that consumers have trustworthy information. Protect yourself and your personal information by following these tips: Don’t Share Your Private Information: Under no circumstances will Washington…
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Next Steps after Plan Selection

After you have confirmed your health plan selection on wahealthplanfinder.org, you’ll see a screen that lists your Confirmation Number. You can use this number to communicate with your insurance company about your premium payments or other follow up questions related to the plan you selected through Washington…
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Special Enrollment Periods & Qualifying Life Events

Life happens. We have your back when it comes to expecting the unexpected. Get covered during this special enrollment period using Washington Healthplanfinder. Certain life changes or special circumstances may qualify you for a special enrollment period. Common life events that allow customers to sign up for a new health plan…
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Information on 2018 health coverage through Ambetter

On Dec. 15, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner removed their order, allowing the continued sale of 2018 Ambetter individual health insurance plans in Washington state. Q & A Does this announcement mean I can still sign up for an Ambetter plan for 2018 coverage? It does.