What Washington State Residents Need to Know About Obamacare for 2021
It's not too late! Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) enrollment is OPEN in Washington until August 15.
Washington has announced a special enrollment period (SEP) for health plan signups under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This COVID-related enrollment period will run through August 15, 2021. It mirrors the federal special enrollment period announced by the Biden administration and it allows all Washingtonians to get covered now.
Also, a new federal law, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), increases premium subsidies, provides free health insurance if you’re unemployed in 2021, and waives excess subsidy payments for the 2020 tax year. If you qualify for new financial benefits under ARPA, you can go to Washington Healthplanfinder to sign up.
This website provides information about the new programs available under ARPA as well as other facts about getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including:
- whether you must get health insurance
- what the available plans cover
- how much coverage will cost
- how to sign up for a plan
- how to get help if you need it.
To begin, keep in mind these key points about health insurance in Washington: