Report a Change (update your application) | Washington Healthplanfinder

Report a Change (update your application)

What if I am enrolled in a plan and my income has changed?

  • If you are enrolled in free or low-cost Apple Health: 

    • Customers already receiving Apple Health should not report income changes in their application during the COVID-19 emergency.

    • If at least one member of your household is receiving tax credits or qualified health plan coverage, those members should continue to report changes in income to see if they qualify for free or low-cost Apple Health or financial help (tax credits). 

    • Individuals will not lose Apple Health (Medicaid)  coverage or have a decrease in benefits during the emergency unless they move out of state or request termination.

  • If you’re enrolled in other health insurance with financial help (tax credits): 

    • Update your application (report a change) immediately. If your income goes down or you gain a household member:

      • You could qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Apple Health (Medicaid)

      • You could qualify for more savings than you’re getting now. This could lower what you pay in monthly premiums

 

I received my federal stimulus payment, do I need to report this income in Washington Healthplanfinder?

No. Do not include this payment ($1,200 per adult and $500 per dependent child) when reporting your income in Washington Healthplanfinder.
 

If I am on Washington Apple Health, should I report an income change (for example, I start receiving unemployment income) in Washington Healthplanfinder?

No. Existing Apple Health customers should not report income changes in their application during the COVID-19 emergency.

Families who have members on Apple Health and members receiving tax credits or qualified health plan coverage should continue to report changes in income to see if they qualify for free or low-cost Apple Health or financial help (tax credits). 
 

My family has some members on Washington Apple Health and some members receiving tax credits. Should I report an income change?

Families who have members on Apple Health and members receiving tax credits or qualified health plan coverage should continue to report changes in income to see if they qualify for free or low-cost Apple Health or financial help (tax credits). 
 

Should I report the additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits as income? What employment income should I enter?

  • No. All customers should not include this additional $600 per week when reporting their unemployment benefit income in Washington Healthplanfinder.
  • By the end of June, Healthplanfinder will be updated to capture whether you are receiving the $600. In the meantime, please do not report this information. We will reach out when this update is complete.
  • New applicants should continue to enter their weekly benefit amount. You can access this information on the Employment Security Department website, listed under the “Summary” tab in your SecureAccess Washington account. This amount will not include the additional $600.
     

How do I cancel my plan?

Some changes — like starting Medicare coverage or getting a job-based insurance offer — require you to cancel your plan. Or you may want to cancel coverage for another reason.

Before canceling
If you have trouble paying your monthly insurance costs due to COVID-19, we recommend that you update your income in your application. Your change in income may qualify you for free or low-cost Apple health or financial help paying for coverage.  

Contact your insurance company directly to discuss payment options.
View a step-by-step guide on how to cancel coverage. 

How do I update my income in the application (or report other changes)?

  1. Sign in to your account.
    Hint: If you forgot your username or password: Do not create a new account. Reset your password or retrieve your username.
  2. Select "Report a Change" in the navigation options on your dashboard.
    Image of "Report a Change" link on your dashboard
  3. Select "YES" to the question "My household income has changed by $150 or more, and it's expected to last at least two consecutive months" or other changes you want to report. 
    • If you want to apply for financial help or free or low-cost Apple Health: Select "No" to the question "My household wants to apply for a full cost Qualified Health Plan and no longer wants health Insurance Premium Tax Credits or Apple Health." 
  4.  Update your income information and E-sign your application to submit your changes.