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December 17, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Sign-Ups Surge Past 222,000 In Strong Final Weekend

More than 11,000 plans selected during open enrollment’s closing hours, additional sign-ups expected this week OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that a total of 222,636 customers selected a 2019 health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s online health insurance marketplace, by last Saturday’s midnight deadline to enroll. The total number of plan selections is only slightly lower than the 242,000 sign-ups posted during…
December 13, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Customers Down to Three Days Until Sign-Up Deadline

Customer Support Center hours extended, in-person assistance options expanded leading into Dec. 15 cutoff

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is alerting all customers today that less than 72 hours remain before the deadline to sign up in 2019 health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. Customers who have not yet selected a plan have until the close of open enrollment at 11:59…
November 30, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Sign-Ups Top 195,000 Entering Final Two Weeks of Open Enrollment

Statewide #GetCoveredWA campaign underway now through the Dec. 15 deadline for 2019 coverage OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that more than 195,000 customers have used Washington Healthplanfinder to select a health plan for 2019 coverage – a nearly three percent increase over the same time last year. Customers who have not yet signed up for coverage now have two weeks to…
October 31, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Set for Start of Open Enrollment on Nov. 1

Shortened, six-week open enrollment period begins at 8 a.m. Nov. 1 and extends through Dec. 15 OLYMPIA, Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today confirmed the resources and assistance options available statewide to residents using Washington Healthplanfinder to sign up for health and dental coverage during the open enrollment period that begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 1. Different from previous open enrollment periods, residents…
October 24, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Introduces In-Person Assistance Sites For 2018 Open Enrollment

New enrollment centers in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham and central Washington to debut on Nov. 1 OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced locations of 10 full-service enrollment centers that will offer in-person assistance to customers signing up for health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder during the upcoming open enrollment period, Nov. 1-Dec. 15. Along with four sites returning from last year, six new in-person…
September 13, 2018

2019 Health and Dental Plans Certified by Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board

40 health plans and six dental plans to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during open enrollment OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board today certified the 2019 Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) and Qualified Dental Plans (QDPs) to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during the upcoming open enrollment period taking place Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. A total of 40 QHPs and six QDPs were confirmed for participation…
June 27, 2018

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board Adopts Equity Statement

Statement developed by the Health Equity Technical Advisory Committee receives unanimous approval OLYMPIA, Wash.

As part of their strategic planning retreat held on June 21, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board acted unanimously to adopt a formal equity statement proposed by the Exchange’s Health Equity Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). “Equity is an important indicator of whether residents have equal access to care, and…
April 16, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Not Delay Filing Taxes

Failing to file on time using info from the 1095-A puts customers at risk of losing tax credits next year OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today is reminding Washington Healthplanfinder customers who have not yet filed a federal tax return to do so by the Tax Day deadline or risk losing access to future tax credits. Customers who enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan with tax credits during 2017 are…
March 22, 2018

Washington Healthplanfinder Enrolls Record Number of Residents

Nearly 210,000 Washingtonians enrolled in a 2018 Qualified Health Plan through the state’s online marketplace OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that 209,802 customers used Washington Healthplanfinder to purchase a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) for 2018 coverage during the most recent open enrollment period. This total is a nearly three percent increase over last year and is 50 percent higher than the number of…