Washington Health Plan Finder

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Spokane County Library District announces a series of informational sessions designed to help you learn about the new way to get health insurance:Washington Healthplanfinder

Learn about WaHealthPlanFinder, the new online marketplace where you can: compare brand new health plans side-by-side, find out if you’re eligible for tax credits or financial help, get answers to your questions, and enroll in a plan that fits your needs and budget.

Spokane County Library District has partnered with Washington Health Plan Finder to offer community informational sessions at Spokane Valley Library and the North Spokane Library. The providers of this program will have full information for small business and individual insurance.

Monthly programs will be held every 3rd Wednesday of the month from October through March during the open enrollment period.

SPOKANE VALLEY LIBRARY:
Oct 16
Dec 18
Feb 19
All sessions are 6-8pm

NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY:
Nov 20
Jan 15
Mar 19
All sessions are 6-8pm

Can’t make one of these dates? Spokane County Library District staff is also trained to help with answering questions and helping navigate the website, just ask for assistance…we’re happy to help.  Please email navigators@scld.org or call 509.893.8400 and one of our certified staff will schedule a time to meet with you.

In Person Assistance

Get Ready!  You’ll need:

  • Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household

Additional Resources

 Additional Customer Support

Customer Support Center: Toll-Free Customer Support Center is now open to answer questions about health coverage options, access financial help, and to provide other information about the enrollment process. Call center business hours are 7:30 am – 8:00 pm Monday through Friday. Help will be available in up to 175 different languages. Call 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633) or TTY/TDD 1-855-627-9604.

  • Find a Broker: Washington Healthplanfinder will offer assistance through registered Insurance Brokers. Brokers are educated and licensed professionals that can help select health insurance plans. Healthplanfinder’ s brokers are the only individuals who are able to recommend an appropriate health care coverage plan for you. Please email Healthplanfinder at:  producer@wahbexchange.org if you need help locating a Broker.
  • Find a Navigator: A Navigator/In-Person Assister is a trained, certified representative who can help you enroll in health care coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder.  Keep checking the map for locations where you can access in-person assistance this fall—including the Spokane County Library District.

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  • http://washingtonhealthfinder Andrew Vitale

    I will attend the informational session at the North Spokane Library on Nov. 20th,

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Great! We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

  • Josette Crawford

    I apologize if I missed it, but I don’t see whether or not people are required to sign up for a county library card to gain assistance. Do we have to have county library cards?

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hello,
      No, you are not required to sign up for a library card to receive assistance for Washington Health Plan Finder from the library.

  • mandy

    where do we go to apply in person its on this page of what you need to bring but does not say where to go the library i am assuming is information…
    I need help

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Mandy,
      To get assistance with applying for healthcare in person, email navigators@scld.org or call 509.893.8400 to make an appointment.

  • http://scld.org Kristin Tallyn

    I have tried to call Washington health plan finder and am enrolled but ran into health problems for myself as in a stroke need some help pleas.

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hello, Please call Spokane Valley Library at 509.893.8400 and ask to speak to one of our ACA navigators. They will be happy to help you.

  • http://spokanelibrarydistric Mary Petty

    I’ve been trying to sign up for med ins. Its not showing me any subsidies. I am approx 200 0/0 federal poverty level. I need help addressing these technical issues. Have been trying since before Christmas to get help. Can not reach Wa health plan by phone.

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Mary,

      We would be happy to help you complete your application. Please email navigators@scld.org or call 509.893.8400 and one of our certified staff will schedule a time to meet with you.

  • http://facebook.com Brynn Mcgilton

    This is really great and awesome.

  • Chris

    Unfortunately, people have no idea what is actually in “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Since it is 906 pages long, it is no surprise. I recently discovered the following Code defined and described in this Law:
    H. R. 3590—142
    SEC. 1555. FREEDOM NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FEDERAL HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS.
    “No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendments), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs.”
    You can find this Code on page 142 of the ‘‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.’’
    The Legal Information Institute at Cornell University also lists 42 U.S. Code § 18115 – Freedom not to participate in Federal health insurance programs: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/18115.
    I suggest that you check it out.

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Chris, thanks for the link. Cornell Law School has a great website that offers wonderful legal information.