Affordable Care & You

Open enrollment for health insurance coverage options mandated by the Affordable Care Act begins November 14, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. The following Washington Healthplanfinder customers may enroll year-round:

  • Those who qualify for or are renewing Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage
  • American Indians/Alaskan Natives and Indians eligible for services through an Indian health care provider
  • Those enrolling in the Small Business Health Options Program offered in Clark and Cowlitz counties
Certain life events including but not limited to getting married, having a child, moving to a new area or losing health coverage may qualify you for a Special Enrollment period. If you‘re an existing customer, you can report a change through your Washington Healthplanfinder account. If you‘re a new customer, you can apply now to check if you qualify.

Individuals & Families

What coverage can I get?

All-ages Guide to Health Coverage (available en español)
Use this quick and easy tool from AARP to find out what coverage options to consider.
Frequently Asked Questions About Health Reform
Still have questions? Search or browse these FAQs from the Kaiser Family Foundation for answers.
Fact Sheets in Multiple Languages
Read information about health insurance requirements, how to get coverage, and what you need to apply in the following languages: ភាសា​ខ្មែរ, 简体中文, 한국어, ລາວ, русский, Af-soomaali, Español, and Tiếng Việt. All provided by the Washington Health Benefits Exchange.
Get Covered (available en español)
Read answers from the Federal Government to your basic health insurance questions. Find out what penalties may be incurred for failing to obtain coverage.
Health Law Helper (available en español)
Use this interactive resource from Consumer Reports to reveal your options.

Is it affordable?

Health Care Calculator
Use this tool to figure out how much health insurance might cost you, and how much tax credit you might expect to offset the cost.
Health Coverage Requirement
Find out if you are required under federal law to obtain health care coverage. Check this flow-chart from Kaiser Family Foundation for quick reference.

How do I get coverage?

Online via Washington HealthPlanFinder (available en español)
This is THE source for health plans and the place for Washington residents to apply for coverage through the Health Benefit Exchange or Medicaid/Apple Health.
You will need the following to apply:
  • Social Security number (or document numbers for legal immigrants) for each household member applying for coverage
  • Date of birth for all applying household members
  • Your household's estimated income
On the Phone, via Toll-Free Customer Support
Call the toll-free customer support line at 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633) in English, Español, Tiếng Việt, русский, ລາວ, Af-soomaali, 简体中文, 한국어, and ភាសាខ្មែរ or, TTY/TTD 1-855-627-9604.
In Person with a Navigator
See the list of contract agencies throughout Clark, Skamania & Klickitat counties on the Clark County Public Health website.
Medicare (available en español, Pусский, 中文, and more)
Almost 65? Sign up for Medicare directly through the Social Security website or get more information and help from the State Insurance Commissioner.

Where can I get more help?

Via telephone or email to Customer Support
Call the toll-free customer support line between 7:30 am and 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, at 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633) in English, Español, Tiếng Việt, русский, ລາວ, Af-soomaali, 简体中文, 한국어, and ភាសាខ្មែរ or, TTY/TTD 1-855-627-9604, or email customersupport@wahbexchange.org.
In Person with a Navigator
See the list of contract agencies throughout Clark, Skamania & Klickitat counties on the Clark County Public Health website.
Trained, In-Person Assisters (aka Navigators) will make themselves available to you at events and agencies throughout Clark, Skamania & Klickitat counties.
Certified Brokers
If you are unable to make a decision or feel you have special circumstances that require guidance, you may need to contact an independent broker or agent. In-Person Assisters and library staff are unable to advise you on choosing a plan.
FVRL provides these resources for informational use only and not as advice. They are not intended as a substitute for consulting an insurance professional.
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Assistance in Libraries

Businesses

General Information

SBA on Health Care
Read up or take a free webinar on how the Affordable Care Act will impact your business, no matter its size.
Washington Health Benefit Exchange FAQs
Learn about how Washington Healthplanfinder makes insurance coverage available to your small business.

Business Tax Credits

Tax Credit Calculator
Determine what and how many tax credits you may claim when you provide health insurance to employees.
Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
Learn from the IRS how the credit works and how you can claim it.