Coverage Updates

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Shopping Tips for Open Enrollment

Right now during open enrollment, customers have over 40 plans to choose from on Washington Healthplanfinder, including dental plans. With many options, shopping for coverage can be tough. Here are some tips to help you find the right plan that meets your needs and budget. Smart Planfinder Smart Planfinder will match you to plans that meet…
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Dental Coverage

Customers can now shop for dental plans through Washington Healthplanfinder. Who Can Enroll in New Dental Coverage Dental plans can cover just adults, adults and children, or children only. Anyone who is eligible and enrolls in a Qualified Health Plan is eligible to enroll in a dental plan. You’ll get…
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Smart Planfinder

Health insurance can be complicated so we’ve created Smart Planfinder, a new tool to help you compare your health plan options. Smart Planfinder will match you to plans that offer your personal coverage needs, including your prescriptions, doctors and health care facilities. You can use Smart Planfinder while shopping anonymously or when you’re renewing your coverage…
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Stay Covered

Regardless of what’s happening in Washington DC related to changing coverage options, any coverage purchased for 2017 will be good for the rest of the year as long as monthly premiums are paid on time each month. There are no changes to 2017 health insurance available in Washington State. Open enrollment…
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It’s Time to Renew Your Coverage!

Washington Healthplanfinder Qualified Health Plan customers receive their renewal notices in late October. These notices provide important information for the upcoming renewal period that starts November 1st. We’ve posted some helpful renewal tips on wahbexchange.org/renew. Some plans are new, some prices have changed and tax credit amounts have changed, too. Here…
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Keep Your Income Current to Avoid Paying Back Tax Credits

If the income you reported on your application has changed, update your information so you keep getting the right amount of premium tax credits. To report a change on your application: Sign in to your account Click “Report a Change in Income or Household” Select which change applies to you…
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Enrollment Deadline has Changed

  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…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Enrollment Exceeds 200,000

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that as of this April, more than 204,000 Washington Healthplanfinder customers have enrolled in a 2017 Qualified Health Plan during the most recent open enrollment period – a 23 percent jump over the previous year.  This announcement supplements the release of the…
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Tools for Tax Time

Taxes are due in less than a month – but there’s some good news. This year, the tax deadline is April 17. That’s two extra days to gather your paperwork and get your taxes filed. Anyone enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan with tax credits through Washington Healthplanfinder must file…
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Health Insurance and Taxes: What’s Important?

Federal rule states that if a household doesn’t file their taxes for prior years when they received tax credits, then they risk not getting tax credits in the future. Tax credits are available to qualifying individuals and families in advance to help pay for their monthly premium, or…