Health insurance plans
Washington Healthplanfinder (www.wahealthplanfinder.org) - Get help paying for your insurance rates when you buy a health plan in our state's health insurance Exchange through the Washington Healthplanfinder. The 2018 annual open enrollment period is closed, unless you qualify for Apple Health. The 2019 open enrollment period occurs Nov. 1, 2018 through Dec. 15, 2018 for coverage to take effect Jan. 1.
Apple Health (www.hca.wa.gov) - This state of Washington program provides medical, dental, vision and mental health coverage to people who qualify. There is no open enrollment period, so you can apply throughout the year. You can apply for Apple Health online through the Washington Healthplanfinder (www.wahealthplanfinder.org). Note: Apple Health for Kids and Medicaid have merged into "Apple Health" and serves all ages, not just kids.
Health care programs
Aged, Blind or Disabled Cash Assistance Program (www.dshs.wa.gov) - Provides a monthly cash grant to people who are age 65 or older, blind, or have a long-term medical condition.
Apple Health for Workers with Disabilities Program (www.dshs.wa.gov) - Health care coverage for people with disabilities age 16 though 64 who meet federal disability requirements and are employed.
Assistance Fund (tafcares.org) - Helps some people with insurance copays and deductibles.
Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (www.doh. wa.gov) - Provides free breast, cervical and colon-cancer screening to low-income people in Washington state.
Direct health care practices - This is not insurance, but these practices charge a set monthly fee for all primary care delivered in their office.
HIV Care - Client Services (www.doh.wa.gov) - Provides programs to help people with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) get medical and supportive care services.
Evergreen Health Insurance Program (www.ehip.org) - May help pay for insurance premiums for people with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
Housing and Essential Needs (www.dshs.wa.gov) - May provide help with rent and utilities, personal health and hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and transportation.
Medicaid (www.hca.wa.gov) - Provides health care and prescription coverage to people who qualify based on their income, assets, health, disability, and family size. Note: Apple Health for Kids and Medicaid have merged into "Apple Health" and serves all ages, not just kids. You can now apply for Apple Health online through the Washington Healthplanfinder (www.wahealthplanfinder.org).
Pregnant Women Assistance Program (www.dshs.wa.gov) - Provides a monthly cash grant to pregnant women who meet income, resource and citizenship requirements. Note: This program is part of the Apple Health program
Washington Connection (www.washingtonconnection.org) - Medicare beneficiaries may apply to see if they qualify to enroll in classic Medicaid and/or in a Medicare Savings Program to help cover Medicare costs.