Washington State Expands Particular Enrollment Interval for Well being Insurance coverage

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Submitted by Mason Well being 

The Washington Well being Profit Change (WAHBE) is aligning with the federal market (Healthcare.gov) to supply further time for folks to enroll in medical insurance. In assist of this effort, the Change might be replicating federal flexibility and can present a particular enrollment interval (SEP) to increase the timeframe for Washingtonians searching for well being protection.

“We understand that extraordinary occasions name for extraordinary measures. Aligning with federal efforts to increase the time for people to safe well being protection is a vital step to make sure the continued well being, security, and well-being of Washingtonians in the course of the present pandemic,” famous the Washington Well being Profit Change in a press release.

Mason Well being has navigators accessible that will help you enroll in a medical insurance plan throughout this new SEP: Contact Susana Lopez at 360-432-7766 or Alex Schiffman at 360-432-7790.

What you’ll want to know:

  • This SEP begins Feb. 15, 2021 and runs by Might 15, 2021.
  • This SEP is for these at the moment uninsured in addition to those that are enrolled in different medical insurance merchandise – together with short-term restricted period plans, well being sharing ministries or COBRA – who’re searching for protection options (anybody not at the moment lined by Washington Healthplanfinder).
  • Present Washington Healthplanfinder enrollees usually are not eligible and will not change plans (this doesn’t apply if an enrollee experiences a qualifying life occasion that enables for a plan change).
  • People have 60 days from the date the SEP is accepted to enroll in and submit their plan choice.
  • Enrollment follows the fifteenth of the month rule:

o          Enrollments that happen earlier than the fifteenth of the month can have a protection begin date of the primary day of the next month.

o          Enrollments after fifteenth of the month can have a protection begin date of the month after the following month – the second following month.

Reminder: Enrollment is obtainable year-round to people and households by Washington Apple Well being (Medicaid). Go to the WAHBE Coronavirus FAQs web page for solutions to incessantly requested questions in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mason Well being, Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County, is licensed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a degree 4 emergency trauma designation. There are greater than 100 physicians on employees in 19 specialties. For extra data or to discover a well being care supplier, go to the Mason Well being web site.

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