Who sells it
Employer-related health insurance
You may be able to get coverage:
- As an employee from your employer;
- Through your spouse or domestic partner’s employer; or
- Through COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act).
Small business owner health insurance
You may be able to get coverage by buying:
Other health care coverage options
Individual health plans
During the annual open enrollment period, you can buy health care coverage directly from an insurance company for yourself or for your immediate family. You can also buy health care coverage through the Washington Healthplanfinder (www.wahealthplanfinder.org), and you may qualify for help paying your premium.
Important: Open enrollment ended on March 31, 2014 to buy an individual health plan. If you were unable to complete your application through the Washington Healthplanfinder to enroll in a health plan by the deadline, report your case to the Exchange:
- Call: 855-923-4633
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Exchange is reviewing applications on a case-by-case basis and you may qualify for a special enrollment or retroactive coverage. For more information, check out the Washington Healthplanfinder’s frequently asked questions (PDF, 477KB) (www.wahealthplanfinder.org).
If you can't afford coverage for you and your kids, you may qualify for our state’s Apple Health (www.hca.wa.gov) program. You can sign up for it through the Washington Healthplanfinder (www.wahealthplanfinder.org) and there's no open enrollment period.
Join a professional association that provides health benefits to its members.
If you're age 65, you can enroll in Medicare.