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Priscilla’s Story

Priscilla- Seattle Priscilla Strettell came to Washington from India in 2005 with her husband and son to live in the Seattle area. She was excited to reunite with her family and reside in the United States as a legal permanent resident. But there was one thing Priscilla didn’t have: health…
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Natasha’s Story

Natasha- Clinton, WA When Natasha discovered she was pregnant in February 2018 at the age of 46, it was a complete shock to her and her partner. She had spent her entire adult life believing she could not conceive, due to a health condition diagnosed when she was 22. Her…
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Kayla’s Story

Kayla- Lacey, WA Kayla Wahl and her husband had their first child in September 2017. Being able to afford health insurance after the birth of their newborn was a huge concern. Though they both had employer-provided health insurance, adding their daughter would cost an extra $200 per month, a significant…
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Kelci’s Story

Kelci- Bainbridge Island, WA Kelci Mumford is a big advocate for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). Not only did Apple Health cover health conditions she long had, like asthma and chronic back pain, it also covered the entire cost of her autism spectrum disorder (ASD) assessment. She had been told by…
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Veronica’s Story

Veronica- Seattle, WA Imagine needing surgery, but not being able to get it because your insurance company wouldn’t cover it, and the out-of-pocket cost was more than you could afford. That’s what happened to Veronica Vaduva. Veronica had health insurance, but her copays and premiums were more than she could…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Sign-Ups Surge Past 222,000 In Strong Final Weekend

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…
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Limited Time Special Enrollment Period for 2019 Coverage

Did you hit a snag trying to enroll in 2019 coverage during open enrollment? The Health Benefit Exchange is offering a special enrollment for individuals who were not able to enroll before the end of Open Enrollment. “You still have the chance to enroll in 2019 coverage” In light of…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Customers Down to Three Days Until Sign-Up Deadline

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…