News & Announcements

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…
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 16, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Customers Will Receive Additional Time to Enroll

Customers can now select a Qualified Health Plan that begins Feb. 1; call center hours also extended OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today announced that it will provide additional time for customers purchasing 2020 health insurance coverage. This will give those still needing health insurance until Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. to secure coverage that would start Feb. 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder. “We are encouraged by…
December 12, 2019

Washington Healthplanfinder Customers Must Act This Weekend for Jan. 1 Coverage

Customer Support Center open until midnight on Dec. 15 OLYMPIA, Wash.

Customers have 72 hours to sign up for 2020 health and dental coverage beginning Jan. 1. Customers must select a plan through Washington Healthplanfinder by 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 15. More than 195,000 Washingtonians have already enrolled in a 2020 health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder since the open…
December 5, 2019

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

OLYMPIA, Wash.

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…