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March 10, 2020

Washington Healthplanfinder Announces Special Enrollment Period in Response to Growing Coronavirus Outbreak


In response to the potential growth of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today announced a limited-time special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance. This special enrollment period (SEP), that runs through April 8, 2020, will allow uninsured individuals 30 days to enroll…
January 9, 2020

Washington Healthplanfinder Sees More Than 212,000 Sign Ups During 2020 Open Enrollment Period


Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today announced more than 212,000 customers selected a 2020 health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s online health insurance marketplace. The total number was slightly lower, 3.8 percent, than the nearly 221,000 selections last year. Interest among new customers remained high…
December 20, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Make First Premium Payment

Payment options available online and by phone or mail through insurance companies. OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) is reminding customers who selected a plan during 2020 open enrollment to make the first month’s premium payment to their health insurance company. “It is critical that customers make their first premium payment associated with their 2020 health insurance coverage,” said Pam MacEwan, chief executive…
December 5, 2019

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Issues Statement on Approval of Cascade Care Plan Designs


Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) board approved the design for Cascade Care plans today. Cascade Care plans are qualified health plans that have a standard health benefit design across health insurance carriers making it easier to understand and offer more value for Washington Healthplanfinder consumers. Today, Pam MacEwan, CEO of…
December 4, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Urges Customers to Act Fast for Jan. 1 Coverage

Deadline to select plans that begin by the New Year is Sunday, Customer Support Center open until midnight OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today is warning customers without 2020 coverage that Sunday, Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to sign up for health and dental plans through Washington Healthplanfinder that begin on Jan. 1. Since the open enrollment period began, more than 187,000 Washingtonians have…
November 20, 2019

Open enrollment brings more health insurance plans, changing prices

Residents buying health insurance coverage on Washington Healthplanfinder should shop by December 15 OLYMPIA, Wash.

Many Washington residents seeking health insurance coverage on Washington Healthplanfinder will see more options and changing prices when shopping this year. This is happening because of new market entrants who are offering lower cost plans at all metal tiers. The result is that some residents will see changes to their…
November 1, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Ready for Start of 2020 Open Enrollment

More health plans, new health insurance carriers, and lower premiums available in most counties OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) announced today the start of the 2020 open enrollment period that will feature more plan options and the potential for lower premiums for the majority of customers. Now through December 15, Washingtonians seeking health insurance plans for themselves and their families can visit Washington…
October 21, 2019

2020 Exchange Health Plan Choices Available for Preview Now through October 31, 2019

Customers have the opportunity to compare plans and rates prior to open enrollment OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange), today announced 2020 health plans are available for preview starting today. Washington Healthplanfinder customers will have access to preview plans prior to the 2020 open enrollment and may signup to receive a reminder email when plans are available to purchase from November 1 through…
October 18, 2019

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Solicits Public Comment on Proposed Development of Cascade Care Standard Plans

Washington will be the eighth state to offer standard plans to consumers beginning in January 2021. OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today opened a 30-day public comment period on the proposed development of standard health insurance plans implementing Senate Bill 5526 (Cascade Care) in partnership with the Health Care Authority and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Cascade Care created new coverage options –standard…
October 15, 2019

Eleven Washington Health Benefit Exchange Enrollment Centers ready to assist for 2020 Open Enrollment

New enrollment center now open in Everett, WA OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today announced locations for eleven full-service enrollment centers offering in-person assistance to customers signing up for health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder during the upcoming open enrollment period starting November 1. “Since 2016, the number of storefronts we support has grown from two to…