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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, 2015 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

The Washington Healthplanfinder opened November 15 for those who would like to purchase coverage for 2015 during Open Enrollment.

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 more about enrolling in an Affordable Care Act health plan.

  • Call our Customer Support Line: (866) 747-2455
       7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
       9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays
  • Click here to set up an appointment for enrollment assistance.