Updated: 2020-07-10 by
To sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for Washington. If you need personalized help, you can reach out to one of the many types of enrollment assistants working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis.
For 2021 health plans, Washington open enrollment runs from November 1 until January 15, 2020. If you enroll by December 15, your coverage will begin on January 1, 2021.
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).
Connect on Social Media
You may also be interested in:
A licensed insurance agent or broker can help you compare plans, figure out whether you qualify for subsidies, and apply for coverage in Washington.
Learn the five factors that determine what residents of Washington will pay for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act
If you missed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) deadline in Washington, you may still be able to get covered.