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Next Steps after Plan Selection

After you have confirmed your health plan selection on wahealthplanfinder.org, you’ll see a screen that lists your Confirmation Number. You can use this number to communicate with your insurance company about your premium payments or other follow up questions related to the plan you selected through Washington…
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Special Enrollment Periods & Qualifying Life Events

Life happens. We have your back when it comes to expecting the unexpected. Get covered during this special enrollment period using Washington Healthplanfinder. Certain life changes or special circumstances may qualify you for a special enrollment period. Common life events that allow customers to sign up for a new health plan…
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Information on 2018 health coverage through Ambetter

On Dec. 15, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner removed their order, allowing the continued sale of 2018 Ambetter individual health insurance plans in Washington state. Q & A Does this announcement mean I can still sign up for an Ambetter plan for 2018 coverage? It does.
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Washington Healthplanfinder Site Hours and Maintenance

Washington Healthplanfinder will be available until midnight every weekday Dec. 1 – Dec. 15. The last day to sign up for coverage that starts on Jan. 1, 2018 is Dec. 15. Don’t miss the deadline! During these extended site hours, Washington Healthplanfinder will be unavailable from midnight to 5…
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Mary’s Story

Mary- Bellingham, WA When Mary’s son was diagnosed with HIV, they didn’t know what to do or where to turn for help. She was worried for her son, who was only 19 at the time of his diagnosis. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but there is a very effective…
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Shayne’s Story

Shayne- Renton, WA Growing up, Shayne had access to health coverage through Medicaid. When she turned 18, her health coverage ended. She went the next 15 years without any health insurance. Shayne struggled with drug addiction for many years, and was unable to afford health insurance that covered treatment programs.
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Renae’s Story

Renae- Bellingham, WA Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) saved Renae’s life. Even after a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, she didn’t have insurance or a primary care physician. Renae had no idea how to manage it, and rarely had the medications she needed. Without insurance, her insulin prescriptions were easily $800 per…
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Washington Healthplanfinder Sees Sign-Ups Continue to Climb

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that nearly 18,000 new customers have used Washington Healthplanfinder to select 2018 health coverage through the first four weeks of open enrollment. The number of new customers who have signed up since Nov. 1 represents a 43 percent increase over the same period…
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Shopping Tips for Open Enrollment

Right now during open enrollment, customers have over 40 plans to choose from on Washington Healthplanfinder, including dental plans. With many options, shopping for coverage can be tough. Here are some tips to help you find the right plan that meets your needs and budget. Smart Planfinder Smart Planfinder will match you to plans that meet…