Residents still have time to register for health insurance
Did you miss the deadline for health insurance coverage in January? According to the Washington State Insurance Commissioner, you still have time to get covered by February.
The deadline to apply for medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act for coverage that starts in January was December 23. If you did start your application, you have until January 15 to select a plan and pay your premium for coverage back-dating to January 1.
If you were unable to do that, open enrollment closes March 31. You can still obtain coverage starting in February or March, depending on when you sign up. For February coverage, the deadline to enroll is January 23.
If you qualify for a subsidy or Medicaid, you should obtain medical insurance through the Washington Healthplanfinder, our state’s health benefit exchange. If you do not qualify for a subsidy, you can buy a health plan directly from an insurance