Open enrollment for health insurance begins November 15, 2014

Open enrollment for health insurance through the state begins November 15, 2014, for coverage beginning January 1, 2015. The open enrollment period ends February 15, 2015.

In Washington State, Medicaid eligibility has expanded to include more adults.  The state’s Health Benefit Exchange, called Washington Healthplanfinder, allows individuals and families who do not have employer-sponsored health insurance to enroll in a health plan and receive financial help.  Health coverage offered through Washington Healthplanfinder includes Classic Medicaid, an expanded Medicaid program for Washington State called “Apple Health,” and various qualified health insurance plans.

How to enroll:
Online: www.wahealthplanfinder.org

Call 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633) or TTY/TTD 1-855-627-9604

Online application tips can be found at here.

Other Resources:

Memorial is offering certified application counselors at the hospital and Emergency Room.

•    ynhs.org/Healthplanfinder/ or call (509) 454-4243
•    wahbexchange.org
•    whitehouse.gov/healthreform
•    healthcare.gov

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