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Washington Health Insurance Information

Health Insurance Coverage Information

As part of national health care reform, almost all Americans are required to have health insurance as of Jan. 1, 2014 or risk a tax penalty. The goal is to make coverage more available and affordable for those who do not have health insurance or have limited coverage.

Individuals and families may either qualify for private insurance coverage available through health insurance exchanges or for state-sponsored Medicaid coverage.

Private insurance coverage

Open enrollment is currently closed for private insurance coverage from a qualified health plan, except for people who experience certain qualifying life events. In Washington, certain other exceptions also apply. The Washington Healthplanfinder will reopen in November 2014 to enroll those who would like to purchase coverage for 2015.

Medicaid coverage

If you qualify for Medicaid, or Apple Health, you may apply at any time throughout the year. In Washington, applications can be made through the Washington Healthplanfinder:

Learn more

Providence can help you learn about what may be available. Call our customer support line at:

 (866) 747-2455

 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday

 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays