Premium Assistance Program for Employees of Child Care Facilities

About the Program

In 2021, the Washington state legislature created a program for employees of licensed child care facilities to get health insurance coverage for $0 monthly premiums. Our partners at Yakima Neighborhood Health Services are helping anyone in the state apply for this program and get covered.

Who may qualify?

This opportunity is available for employees who:

  • Work in a licensed child care facility. This includes family home, center-based, school-age, and outdoor nature-based child care programs.
  • Meet household income and other program requirements.
  • Enroll in a Cascade Care Silver health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder.

Not sure if you qualify?

Call 509-574-0826 or email [email protected] to get free help from trained assisters at Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. Please provide your first and last name, phone number and the best time to call. Yakima Neighborhood Health Services will contact you and help you complete an online application through Washington Healthplanfinder to see if you qualify.

You may qualify for other programs, including free or low-cost coverage through Washington Apple Health.

How long does this program last?

These savings are available through December 31, 2023.