Employer-related health insurance
You may be able to get coverage:
- As an employee from your employer;
- Through your spouse, domestic partner or parent'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. 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: Open enrollment ends on Jan. 31 each year, but you may qualify for a special enrollment. Open enrollment for next year's plans occurs Nov. 1, 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017.
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.