Posted on: November 20, 2017

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 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

Learn more about Smart Planfinder.

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.

Learn more about dental coverage offered through Washington Healthplanfinder.

Remember, the deadline to finalize your 2018 plan selection is Jan. 15.


Whether you’re a returning customer renewing coverage or a new customer shopping for the first time, we have resources available to help you get covered.