Enrollment in Washington exchange tops one million


Coverage is hereMore than 1 million Washington state residents enrolled in health insurance plans during the open enrollment period that began October 1 and ran through March 31st, Washington state officials said Wednesday.

The staff at the exchange, wahealthplanfinder.org, worked with thousands of customers over the past few weeks to help individuals finalize their applications after the March 31 deadline, many of whom were unable to complete their applications due to technical reasons or experienced other barriers to enrollment, officials said.

The Exchange continues to work with a small percentage of customers to finalize any remaining applications, officials said.

Here is a breakout of the enrollment numbers:

Enrolled in private health plans – 164,062

Newly eligible who enrolled in Medicaid – 285,275

Previously eligible by had not been enrolled in Medicaid – 137,930

Re-enrolled in Medicaid – 416,852

Total – 1,004,119

To view the detailed end-of-open-enrollment report, please click here.

For more information about Washington Healthplanfinder and to enroll in health coverage, please visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org.

Medicaid note: Questions about Healthplanfinder should be directed to the toll-free Customer Support Center at 1-855-WAFINDER; Apple Health questions can be directed to the toll-free hot line at 1-800-562-3022 or emailed to AskMedicaid@hca.wa.gov