Health Insurance Options in Washington | WAHealthplanfinder.org Health Insurance Marketplace
2018 Obamacare Open Enrollment Period from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. You can purchase health insurance for the upcoming year through the state-based marketplace
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Residents can take a look at the Washington Health Benefit Exchange to browse a variety of different options. During the last Open Enrollment Period, the goal was to sell approximately 340,000 insurance plans to Washington residents.
After analyzing the data that has trickled in, it appears young people between the ages of 18 to 34 were not keen on buying insurance through the state-based marketplace. Experts are not too sure why this demographic has shown little interest in health coverage, but some believe young people tend to be healthier, therefore they see no reason to purchase a plan compared to older age brackets.
As of 2014, all Washington residents ARE REQUIRED to have health insurance. If someone is uninsured, they’re subjected to a penalty fee.
According to research, the total population in the state is approximately 6.4 million. Only 11.95 percent of residents are uninsured, meaning there are around 76,000 individuals who are not covered and are subjected to this penalty fee when it comes to their taxes.
Residents can also use tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies provided by the federal government in a bid to reduce their health care costs. The Washington Health Benefit Exchange can also help small businesses purchase health insurance for their employees. Although, it’s important to note the business must have less than 50 employees on the payroll.