Sign up for subsidized medical insurance by Dec 23 for Jan 1 coverage

Friday, December 16, 2016

Deadline for January 1 coverage through Exchange extended to December 23 

Washington consumers who qualify can sign up for health and medical plans through Washington Healthplanfinder until 11:59pm on December 23 for coverage that starts January 1.
  • Online: 24/7 at
  • By phone: 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633). Normal hours are 8am to 8pm every weekday. Extended hours: 
    • Dec. 15 from 8am to 10pm 
    • Dec. 17 from 10am to 2pm 
    • Dec. 18 from 10am to 2pm 
    • Dec. 23 from 8am to midnight. 
  • Find help in person with a navigator or a broker.
If you don’t qualify for a subsidy, you can purchase a plan on the individual market directly from an agent or broker. The deadline for Jan. 1 coverage varies by plan.
If you miss the December 23 deadline, you can still get coverage. Open enrollment runs through January 31 for coverage that will likely start on March 1
--Office of the Insurance Commissioner


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