Find a health plan that fits your needs and budget.
Open Enrollment: October 1, 2013-March 31, 2014
- Compare new health plans side-by-side
- Find out if you are eligible for tax credits or financial help
- Get answers to your questions
- Enroll in a plan that fits your needs and budget
What You Need To Know
When the Affordable Care Act starts on January 1, 2014, everyone must have health insurance. To have coverage that starts in January, you can start signing up on October 1, 2013. The Affordable Care Act was made to make sure that all people can get the healthcare they need. No one will be denied coverage because they are sick or have a prior health issue.
To help you find a health insurance plan, Washington State has set up the new Health Benefit Exchange website. This website can help you:
- Find and sign up for the health insurance plan that is best for you or you and your family.
- Based on your earnings, you may be able to get into the new Medicaid program called Apple Health. This program provides healthcare at no cost to you.
- If you cannot get into Apple Health, you will be given other health insurance plan choices to look at. What you pay for these other plans depends on the earnings you make each year.
- Figure out how much your health plan might cost you.
- Find out what is covered by a basic level of health insurance, such as doctor and emergency room visits, care for children (including dental and eye care), prescriptions, maternity and newborn care, and preventive care like cancer screenings and immunizations, and much more.
How to Sign Up
- Online at www.wahealthplanfinder.org
- By phone, toll-free at 1.855.WAFINDER (1.855.923.4633) or TTY/TTD 1.855.627.9604 (ready 8 am – 8 pm PST, seven days a week)
- At Valley Medical Center we have staff on-site to help you sign up. To make an appointment with an In-Person Assister, call 425.656.5599. Locations and operating hours listed below.
- In-person support and help will be offered at many places throughout the greater Seattle and Puget Sound area, including hospitals, libraries, and other community organizations.
To enroll, please bring the following with you:
- Names, birthdates, address and contact information for all household members
- Social Security Numbers
- Passport, alien, or other immigration numbers — for any legal immigrants who need healthcare coverage
- Estimated tax status for 2012, 2013 and 2014 for all household members
- Income information for 2012, 2013 and 2014 for all adults and all minors age 14 or older who are required to file a tax return
- Information about health insurance available to your family (employer sponsored health insurance, Medicare, Tricare, etc.)
Plans VMC is contracted to participate in:
- Bridgespan (Regence)
- Apple Health
Patient Enrollment Locations at Valley Medical Center
Many who are currently uninsured are now eligible for free or low-cost healthcare. Certified In-Person Assistors (IPAs) at Valley Medical Center are specifically trained to assist with the new Health Insurance Exchange and Medicaid Expansion enrollment process.
VMC Main Campus: Financial Advocates
Main Admitting Department
400 S. 43rd Street
Renton, WA 98055
||8 AM-5:30 PM
|Patient Financial Services: Customer Service
3600 Lind Avenue, Suite 110
Renton, WA 98058
||8 AM-4:30 PM
For More Information
Washington Health Benefit Exchange
King County Public Health