health coverage

August 20, 2015

Veronica’s Story

Veronica Sales and Marketing Coordinator – Seattle, WA When Veronica was 9, she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer that attacks white blood cells. Though she eventually became cancer-free, Veronica went without health coverage for two years during college because until 2013, having a pre-existing condition (like cancer) meant she…
July 16, 2015

Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Report Income Changes

Special Enrollment Period Continues for Qualifying Life Events Olympia, Wash.

Washington Healthplanfinder is reminding customers today to report any changes in income or household to Washington Healthplanfinder. Customers can log into their account at wahealthplanfinder.org to report changes now. It’s important for customers to report life changes because these changes can potentially affect customers’ coverage and financial…
June 24, 2015

Kort’s Story

Kort Freelancer – Seattle, WA Growing up, Kort’s family didn’t have health coverage. At one point, his father broke his leg and the steep medical bills caused the family to fall on hard times. So Kort, 27, knows how risky it is to live without health insurance. But as a freelancer,…
May 15, 2015

Heather’s Story

Heather Jet City Rollergirl – Seattle, WA As a Jet City Rollergirl, Heather is no stranger to the risks of getting hurt while playing sports. She also knows that without health insurance, it’s expensive to get the medical care and physical therapy necessary to treat injuries. So when Heather lost her…
April 22, 2015

Washington Healthplanfinder Enrolls 170,000 in Qualified Health Plans; 16,000 Enroll through Spring Special Enrollment Period

Enrollment Continues for Residents with Qualifying Life Events OLYMPIA, Wash.

Washington Healthplanfinder today announced that 170,101 Washingtonians have currently signed up for a Qualified Health Plan or renewed their health coverage through www.wahealthplanfinder.org. Of the total number of Qualified Health Plan enrollees, more than 16,000 enrolled during the spring special enrollment period. The spring special enrollment…
April 17, 2015

Becky & Todd’s Story

Becky & Todd Self-Employed Farmers – St. John, WA Becky and Todd own a farm outside rural St. John. Because they’re self-employed, and because Becky was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her 20s, in the past it was hard to find affordable health insurance for themselves and their three children. In…
April 2, 2015

Washington Healthplanfinder Urges Residents to Take Advantage of Special Enrollment Opportunity by April 17

Tax penalty for not having health coverage increases next year  OLYMPIA, Wash.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is reminding residents today that there’s still time to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through the Washington Healthplanfinder spring special enrollment period. Residents are eligible to apply if they recently became aware of the tax penalty for not having health insurance…
March 26, 2015

Washington Healthplanfinder Enrolls 165,000 in Qualified Health Plans; Annual Enrollment Report Released

Special Enrollment Opportunity Still Available through April 17 OLYMPIA, Wash.

 Washington Healthplanfinder today announced that 165,436 Washingtonians have currently signed up for a Qualified Health Plan or renewed their health coverage through www.wahealthplanfinder.org. The Exchange also released its second annual open enrollment report that includes data through early March, including county-by-county enrollments, enrollee demographic…
March 25, 2015

Don’s Story

Don Reverend – Seattle, WA A pastor at a small church, Don, 59, didn’t have health benefits in 2008, when splitting headaches sent him to the hospital. After several tests, the doctors found brain tumors. It was a scary time for Don and his wife. And on top of the stress…
August 20, 2014

Aileen’s Story

Aileen Librarian – Spokane, WA After being unemployed with a baby who needed health insurance, Aileen understands what it’s like to search for health coverage. Now, a librarian at the Spokane County Library District since 2010, Aileen wanted to help make the process easier for others trying to enroll in health…