Tax breaks, subsidies offered through state benefit exchange By Marcy Stamper Lots of things about health insurance are shrinking for 2019 — the open-enrollment period, which started last week, is shorter; people have fewer policies to choose from; and the network of covered physicians and hospitals is limited to Washington state, except in emergencies. But […]
People who don’t get health insurance through their job and who don’t qualify for the state’s Apple Health coverage have less than a week to get health insurance for 2018.
The deadline is for policies bought through the state’s Obamacare marketplace (the Health Benefit Exchange) …
People have just two more days — until Friday (Dec. 15) — to buy an individual health insurance policy for coverage to start Jan. 1, 2018.
If you miss that deadline, you can still buy a policy — or change your coverage for next year — until Jan. 15, but then coverage won’t start until Feb. 1.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is offering a special enrollment extension through April 17 for people who need to enroll in a qualified health plan to avoid a tax penalty or who encountered technical problems in trying to enroll.
By Ann McCreary
The second round of open enrollment through Washington’s online health insurance marketplace begins Saturday (Nov. 15), providing residents a chance to renew or purchase health insurance for 2015. The enrollment period extends through Feb. 15, but people who want coverage to begin Jan. 1 must select a plan on Washington Healthplanfinder and pay by Dec. 23.
By Ann McCreary
The deadline to enroll and submit payment for a private health insurance plan through the state’s “Healthplanfinder” website is March 31 at 11:59 p.m.
By Marcy Stamper & Ann McCreary
Despite being stymied by computer error codes and troubling erroneous information, a sampling of Methow Valley residents who signed up for health insurance through the state’s exchange were pleased with the expanded coverage and lower costs.
By Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper
“It was the first time he’d had insurance in his life. He was jubilant,” said Erin Flahive, one of two Room One staffers trained to help people navigate the new health insurance system.