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 will match you to plans that meet your personal coverage needs, those that cover your prescriptions, doctors and health care facilities. You can use Smart Planfinder while shopping anonymously or when you’re renewing your coverage at www.wahealthplanfinder.org.
Plan Network Types
There are 2 plan network types available on Washington Healthplanfinder: Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO). Remember to make sure your doctor is still in your plan’s network, especially if you’re shopping for a new plan next year.
Dental vs. Health: What’s the Difference?
While most health and dental plans have a monthly premium and a deductible, there are some differences when it comes to your costs. All health plans have an annual out-of-pocket maximum, while some dental plans have an annual benefit limit.
Remember, the deadline to finalize your 2018 plan selection is Jan. 15.
- If you’re a returning customer and haven’t signed in to your account in a while, you may be asked to update your password. Check out tips for creating a new password.
- If you need help creating an account or filling out the application, local help is available from navigators and brokers. Download our mobile app, WAPlanfinder to search for in-person help near you. Or, search for help by zip code or language preference.
- Our Customer Support Center (1-855-923-4633) has extended hours during open enrollment from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
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