Apple Health Plan Selection coming to the Washington Healthplanfinder May 11th

Those applying for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage will soon be able to choose their managed care plan through the Washington Healthplanfinder. This will be similar to the process used today by other customers to select commercial, “qualified health plans” via  Washington Healthplanfinder. Beginning May 11, 2015, they Washington Apple Health subscribers can: • Review…

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How to File Taxes with Form 1095-A from the Health Exchange

The Affordable Care Act contains tax provisions that affect the 2014 income tax return you file this year. Almost everyone is affected by the individual shared responsibility provision while only people who purchased coverage through the Marketplace are affected by the premium tax credit. The following chart will help you better understand what you need…

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What is the Last Day to Sign up For Individual Health Plans in Washington?

The Open Enrollment period for 2015 coverage is November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. If you haven’t enrolled in 2015 coverage by February 15, you generally can’t buy individual health coverage for 2015 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Take advantage of the Open Enrollment Period before it ends. Enroll now to learn…

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How to Change Your Healthplan After Signing Up Through the Washington Healthplan Finder

During the 2014-2015 Open Enrollment, various problems occurred to accounts and invoices of consumers because of plan changes being initiation prior to and after coverage had started. It is recommended that all consumers shop through the options prior to selecting and paying for a health plan. After a consumer selects a plan or is auto-renewed,…

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Having Issues with Washington Health Insurance Exchange?

In response to the Affordable Healthcare Act, programs like the Washington Healthplanfinder have been launched to help citizens of Washington find a healthcare plan that is perfect for their individual needs. Unfortunately, over the past few months it’s been estimated that between 4% and 8% of applicants have experienced difficulty enrolling or making payment. That’s…

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Healthplanfinder Statement Regarding March 31 Deadline

Today, Richard Onizuka, CEO for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, issued the following statement: “Yesterday, the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services issued a statement regarding a March 31 deadline extension for residents facing technical issues with Healthcare.gov. Similar to the federal government, we are not extending the March 31 deadline for Washington State…

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Sign up by February 15th (or so) to avoid Penalties

Courtesy of the Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — You’ll have to get coverage by Valentine’s Day or thereabouts to avoid penalties for being uninsured, the Obama administration confirmed Wednesday. That’s about six weeks earlier than a Mar. 31 deadline often cited previously. The explanation: health insurance coverage typically starts on the first day of a…

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