News & Announcements

April 23, 2020

Over 16,000 Signed up for Coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder as Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic Hits Washington Households

OLYMPIA, Wash.

Over 16,000 customers selected a plan for qualified health coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder since March 10, when a special enrollment period was announced in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Additionally, Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) enrollments are increasing. The special enrollment period allows anyone uninsured and eligible to enroll in…
April 9, 2020

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Reminds Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 of the Health Insurance Options available now through Washington Healthplanfinder

OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today is reminding uninsured individuals impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Washington that the special enrollment period is extended through May 8, 2020, for coverage beginning May 1, 2020. Washingtonians who may qualify for health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder using existing…
April 8, 2020

Suddenly Lost Health Coverage? We’ve got You Covered…

OLYMPIA, Wash.

As unemployment rapidly increases during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, many individuals will need to find new health coverage to provide vital protection as cases continue to increase and uncertainty grows. The silver-lining is that there are options for those who need health coverage in Washington state. Here are some tips…
April 1, 2020

Washington Healthplanfinder Extends Current Special Enrollment Period, Gives Extra Month for Uninsured to Secure Health Coverage

OLYMPIA, Wash.

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Washington state, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today announced it is extending the current special enrollment period for individuals who are uninsured. The original special enrollment period, that ran from March 10, 2020 through April 8, 2020, will now continue…
March 10, 2020

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

OLYMPIA, Wash.

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…
February 24, 2020

Kayleigh’s Story

Kayleigh- Olympia In 2014, Kayleigh and a friend had just finished summiting a mountain when they could see a thunderstorm rapidly rolling in. She and her friend scrambled down the mountain to get out of the storm and came across a ledge of loose shale. While navigating down, the rock…
February 24, 2020

Ashley’s Story

Ashley- Kelso When Ashley learned she was pregnant with her second child, she was excited but also worried. Though she had insurance, it covered the bare minimum. She worried about the costly copays for her prenatal care as her pregnancy was considered high-risk. Ashley went to the local hospital in…
February 24, 2020

Jamie’s Story

Jamie- Everett When Jamie was 24, she found out she was diabetic. The news sent her into a panic. Jamie knew she couldn’t afford the out-of-pocket costs for insulin. She also suffered from other ailments related to diabetes, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The medications she would need…
January 9, 2020

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

OLYMPIA, Wash.

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…