Updated: 2021-10-26 by
For 2022 health plans, Washington open enrollment begins on November 1, 2021 and runs through January 15, 2022. If you enroll by December 15, your coverage will begin on January 1, 2022.
Open enrollment has ended for 2021 plans. However, you may still be able to purchase health insurance for this year if you qualify for a special enrollment period. For example, if you’ve recently lost your job or income due to the COVID-19 crisis or for any other reason, you might qualify for a 60-day special enrollment period that will allow you to sign up for a new health insurance plan. (See What Happens If I Missed the Enrollment Deadline for 2021?)
To get covered, you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for Washington. If you need personalized help, you can reach out to an enrollment assistant. Most enrollment helpers are working remotely during the COVID crisis.
Where's the Washington Health Care Exchange?
You can find the health insurance exchange for Washington at Washington Healthplanfinder. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under Obamacare. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online.
Getting Personalized Help with Enrollment
In Washington, if you need help understanding your options for coverage under Obamacare or signing up for a plan, you can get free help from an enrollment assistant or from a licensed health care agent or broker.
An enrollment assistant can explain your options, answer your questions, and help you apply for the plan you choose -- but they can’t legally recommend a specific plan for you.
To find a Washington certified assistant, see Get Help Enrolling at Washington Healthplanfinder. You can then search for a helper in your area.
Private insurance agents or brokers can also help you understand your health care coverage options under Obamacare. Unlike government trained assistants, they are allowed to suggest the best plan for you.
To directly connect with a Washington insurance broker who can help you evaluate insurance plans and choose a plan that's appropriate for your situation, call 800-943-6832. (We receive advertising income from the licensed brokers who offer their services through this telephone number.)
To reach the Washington Healthplanfinder customer service center, call 855-923-4633 (toll free).
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