HEALTH INSURANCE

It's time to get covered. If you - or someone you know - needs health insurance, now is your chance to sign up for quality and affordable health insurance. Open enrollment only happens once each year. This year's open enrollment runs from November 1 through January 31. Don't miss your chance to get covered.

Financial help is available. 8 out of 10 people who enrolled in health coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder qualified for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable. If you choose not to buy health insurance this year, you may need to pay a fine on your taxes—$695 per adult $347.50 per child (up to $2085 for a family), or 2.5% of family income, whichever is greater).

Compare and save. There are more plans than ever to choose from available through Washington Healthplanfinder. You might save money by switching to a new plan. New for 2017: Dental insurance!

Important Dates

Nov. 1, 2016

Open enrollment for qualified health plans begin

Dec. 15, 2016

Deadline for coverage beginning January 1, 2017

Jan. 23, 2017

Deadline for coverage beginning February 1, 2017

Jan. 31, 2017

Open enrollment ends

Note: Enrollment in Apple Health (Medicaid) is year-round.

HOW DO I ENROLL?

To enroll in Apple Health (Medicaid) or qualified health plans, you must set-up an account at www.washingtonhealthplanfinder.org

HOW DO I RENEW MY COVERAGE?

If you're enrolled in a qualified health plan (QHP) through www.washingtonhealthplanfinder.org, you should have received a letter in October telling you what to do (if anything) to renew. Information on renewals is available at www.washingtonhealthplanfinder.org.

HOW DO I GET HELP?

Do you think health insurance is confusing? You're not alone. There's a lot to consider when you're learning about, shopping for and using your health insurance coverage. This Know Your Plan page is a great place to get started on the process. FREE help is also available over the phone and in person in Kitsap, North Mason, Jefferson and Clallam Counties! IMPORTANT! Those requesting assistance will need to have the following information available to sign-up: Social Security number, gross monthly income (before taxes), tax filing status, and copies of insurance information if the enrollee or other family members have other insurance.  

Organization

Type of assistance provided

Phone number

Appointment information

Kitsap Public Health District

Assistance enrolling in qualified health plans and Apple Health in-person and via phone weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

360-625-5235

Appointments strongly suggested.

Peninsula Community Health Services

Assistance enrolling in qualified health plans and Apple Health in-person and via phone weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

360-337-3776

Appointments strongly suggested.

Jefferson County Public Health

Assistance enrolling in qualified health plans and Apple Health (provided by Kitsap Public Health District staff). Telephone assistance available on weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In-person assistance available at the Jefferson County Public Health offices on Wednesdays, by appointment only.

360-625-5235

Schedule an appointment or get help via phone by calling 360-625-5235. 

Jefferson Healthcare (hospital)

Assistance enrolling in Apple Health (only).

1-855-581-5465

 

Washington Smile Partners

Assistance enrolling in Apple Health and qualified health plans.

206-780-6908

By appointment only.

Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics (VIMO)

Assistance enrolling in Apple Health and qualified health plans

360-625-5235

Appointments strongly suggested.

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Customer Support Center

Assistance with enrolling in qualified health plans (only) Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

1-855-923-4633

n/a

Washington Healthcare Authority

Assistance with enrolling in Apple Health (only)

1-800-562-3022

n/a

 

insurance brokers:

Click here for a search tool to find a Washington Healthplanfinder broker who can assist you with enrollment.

Additional RESOURCES:

"How Do I..." Flyer

Kitsap Public Health District Enrollment Assistance Fact Sheet (new!)

 

 

 

   


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