Losing your job-based health insurance plan qualifies you for a special enrollment. You have 60 days from the time you lost coverage to choose a plan.
- See if you can continue your employer's plan through COBRA.
- Continue your small group health plan.
- Buy an individual health plan directly from:
The Washington Healthplanfinder (www.wahealthplanfinder.org) - An online marketplace, also called the "Exchange," where you can compare health plans, and depending on your income, get help paying your premium (www.wahbeexchange.org).
A health insurance company - Additional health plans are available outside of the Exchange, but if you buy outside of the Exchange, you won't get help paying your premium if you qualify for help.