Health insurance enrollment
You may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance.
Special Enrollment Period (SEP) from February 15, 2021-May 15, 2021
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange (WAHBE) is aligning with the federal marketplace (Healthcare.gov) to provide additional time for people to enroll in health insurance. In support of this effort, the Exchange will be replicating federal flexibility and provide a special enrollment period (SEP) to extend the timeframe for Washingtonians seeking health coverage.
This SEP is for those currently uninsured as well as those who are enrolled in other health insurance products – including short-term limited duration plans, health sharing ministries or COBRA – who are seeking coverage alternatives (anyone not currently covered through Washington Healthplanfinder).
You may enroll in coverage through the Washington Healthplanfinder website at any time if you have experienced a qualifying life-changing event, including loss of a job.
You may also qualify for Washington Apple Health (also called Medicaid) year-round depending on your income.
COVID-19 testing coverage for individuals that don't Qualify for Apple Health due to immigration status. See below more information on Alien Emergency Medical (AEM)coverage and how to qualify.
New in 2021 Coverage year
- During the COVID-19 pandemic you can still get help with enrollment. In-person, on the phone or online, Navigators are available to assist you.
- King County residents can choose from eight insurance carriers offering multiple plan options on Washington Healthplanfinder.
- Cascade Care plans are newly available for 2021 coverage. They expand access, choice and value. These plans offer more upfront services without having to meet a deductible. These plans are available through Washington Healthplanfinder.