Coronavirus COVID19

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 in health insurance coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder.

Until April 8, individuals seeking a special enrollment must contact the Exchange’s Customer Support Center between 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1-855-923-4633; TTY: 1-855-627-9604, or a local certified broker or navigator, request the SEP, and select a plan by April 8 for coverage start date beginning April 1, 2020.

Granting this enrollment period is consistent with the Exchange’s Exceptional Circumstances SEP policy and federal regulations (45 CFR § 155.420(d)(9)), which allow for a special enrollment period when an individual meets other exceptional circumstances as the Exchange provides.

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional information and resources:

US Centers of Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Office of Insurance Commissioner: https://www.insurance.wa.gov/health-insurance-and-coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions

Washington State Department of Health (DOH): https://www.doh.wa.gov/coronavirus

Washington State (COVID-19) hotline: 1-800-525-0127

Health Care Authority: https://www.hca.wa.gov/information-about-novel-corona-virus-covid-19