How To Sign Up for Obamacare in Washington
To sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for Washington -- or you can get help in person or over the phone.
For 2020 health plans, Washington open enrollment ended on December 30, 2019. However, you may still be able to purchase health insurance for this year if you qualify for a special enrollment period; see What Happens If I Missed the Enrollment Deadline for 2020?
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 In-Person 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 assistance from a certified navigator or from a licensed health care agent or broker.
Navigators 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.
Private insurance agents or brokers can also help you understand your health care coverage options under Obamacare. Unlike government-trained navigators and counselors, they are allowed to suggest the best plan for you.
Find a navigator. To find a Washington certified Navigator, see the Navigator Search Page at Washington Healthplanfinder.
Talk to a licensed broker. 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.)
Getting Help by Phone
If you want answers over the phone, call the toll-free number for Washington Healthplanfinder at 855-923-4633.
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