Navigating Healthcare Exchanges

Issues: Healthcare

The 2018 open enrollment on the Washington Healthplanfinder runs from November 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018. However, for coverage effective January 1, 2018 you must sign up by December 15, 2017. Below are contacts and information for enrollment.

If you need further assistance, please contact our District Office at 425-677-7414.

Washington Health Exchange Call Center

Toll Free Number: 1-855-923-4633

Email: customersupport@wahbexchange.org

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm PST

To enroll online in a health insurance plan, please visit the Washington Healthplanfinder website: www.wahealthplanfinder.org

To find an in-person assister or navigator near you, please visit:

https://www.wahealthplanfinder.org/HBEWeb/Annon_DisplayBrokerNavigatorSearch.action?brokerNavigator=NAV

Additionally, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced the selection of nine organizations to provide in-person assistance to Washington residents to assist with their Washington Healthplanfinder applications and questions. Here are the Lead Organizations that impact those living in the 8th Congressional District:

  • Korean Women’s Association in Tacoma: Serving in King, Pierce, Thurston, and Snohomish Counties as a Statewide Navigator Organization
  • Public Health – Seattle & King County in Seattle: Serving King County
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers in Seattle: Serving Clark, Klickitat, and Skamania Counties as a Lead Organization and in Grays Harbor, Island, King, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom Counties as a Statewide Navigator Organization
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department in Tacoma: Serving Pierce County
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Services: Serving Kittitas and Yakima Counties

For those interested in information regarding Medicaid eligibility, contact the Washington State Health Care Authority at 1-855-623-9357 or online at https://fortress.wa.gov/hca/magicontactus/ContactUs.aspx.

For information regarding the approval of plans and planning process, please contact the Washington Benefit Exchange websitewww.WAHBExchange.org