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Employer-related health insurance

You may be able to get coverage:

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. As another option, you can buy health care coverage through the Washington Healthplanfinder (www.wahealthplanfinder.org), where you might qualify for help paying your premium.

Important information 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 due to technology issues, report your case. The Washington Healthplanfinder might let you still enroll as they are reviewing applications on a case-by-case basis. To contact them:

If you don't qualify for late enrollment, you may qualify for a special enrollment. For more information, check out the Washington Healthplanfinder’s frequently asked questions (PDF, 477KB) (www.wahealthplanfinder.org).

Apple Health

If you can't afford coverage for you or 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) at any time throughout the year.


If you're age 65 or if you've been on Social Security Disability for at least 24 months, you may qualify for Medicare.

Updated 05/13/2014

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