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Policy Year

A 12-month period of benefits coverage under an individual health insurance plan. This 12-month period may not be the same as the calendar year. To find out when your policy year begins, you can check your policy documents or contact your insurer. (Note: In employer health plans, this 12-month period is called a plan year.)

All individual and family Qualified Health Plans sold in Washington Healthplanfinder begin on January 1 and end on December 31.