Coverage Updates

December 10, 2020

Supporting Innovative Enrollment Options Across Washington

We’re adapting to find more ways to reach our communities this open enrollment period. Our state’s Navigators have responded to the constraints of COVID-19 with optimism and innovation. Throughout November and December, Washingtonians can meet with Navigators to get enrollment support at a range of socially distant in-person and virtual…
November 2, 2020

New Cascade Care Plans Usher in Washington Healthplanfinder’s 2021 Open Enrollment Period

More offerings, more assistance, and more benefits off More to Live Well OLYMPIA, Wash.

Starting Nov. 1, Washingtonians seeking health coverage can shop more options this year along with financial assistance by visiting Washington Healthplanfinder to sign up for health and dental coverage. New for 2021 will be Cascade Care offerings that enable consumers…
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)…
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…