Report a Change
Life changes. Your coverage can change with it. Certain events and circumstances may qualify you for a better plan or more savings. Let us know when your situation changes to get the right plan, right when you need it.
Special Enrollment Periods
Some life events let you sign up for a health plan outside of open enrollment. This is called a special enrollment period. Qualifying life events include job loss, birth, adoption, marriage and more. You have 60 days from the event to apply for a special enrollment period.
Keep reading for more on changes you should report when you apply for coverage.
Changes of Income
Your income isn’t always what you expect it to be. Let us know if it changes by $150 or more. If your income changes weekly or every two weeks, report the total change for the month.
It is important to report changes of income because they can affect financial support. If you lose income, you may qualify for more support than you currently receive. If you gain income, you may qualify for less. In this case, you would have to pay back the difference if you do not report the change.
Changes of Coverage
Sometimes you lose or gain health insurance unexpectedly. This can include any coverage gained or lost from your job, family members and more.
Let us know if this happens to you. Oftentimes, you qualify for a special enrollment period when your coverage changes. This means you can sign up for a new plan or switch to a plan that better fits your situation.
Fill out the Special Enrollment Questionnaire if you have gained or lost any of the following:
- Coverage from a job or employer
- Coverage from a public program (such as Apple Health or Medicare)
- COBRA coverage
- Coverage from a family member or other household member
Changes to your household can be exciting, unexpected or both. They can also qualify you for a new health plan or more savings.
Maybe you have a new baby, or you recently got married. Let us know! These and other household changes can allow you to switch to a plan that better fits your new situation. You may even qualify for new or additional savings.
Here are some examples of common household changes to report:
- Birth or adoption
- Marriage or divorce
- Loss of a household member
- Adding or removing a dependent
- Change of address
- Changes of name, date of birth or Social Security Number
How to Report Changes
It’s simple to report changes to your situation in your Washington Healthplanfinder account. Simply follow these steps:
- Visit wahealthplanfinder.org or get the WAPlanfinder app.
- Sign into your account.
- Select “Report a Change.”
- Answer the questions that apply to you.
- Submit your application.
You will get new results once you report your changes. These results will tell you:
- If you qualify for Apple Health or a Qualified Health and Dental Plan
- If you qualify for special enrollment
- If you qualify for financial support and how much you can get
Customers with a Qualified Health Plan or a Qualified Dental Plan
You must report changes by the 15th of the month. This makes sure your coverage starts the next month.
If Your Tax Credit Amount Changes
You can adjust the amount of tax credit you use to lower your monthly payments.