Better than ever: Don’t miss Open Enrollment to find your best options for health insurance

Health insurance is more affordable and offers more security than ever in Washington, thanks to two changes from previous years. Expanded tax credits mean that more people qualify for a subsidy to reduce the cost of insurance. And Washington’s Cascade Care is a new category of plans that make it easier to compare plans and avoid hidden costs. Open enrollment is happening now.

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Special enrollment is here for health insurance in Washington

Health insurance outdoor enrollment at Highland Park, using mask and screens

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging – and all of its impacts on jobs – many people suddenly need to get health insurance. Now, there’s a Special Enrollment Period for free or low-cost insurance that is open from Feb. 15 through May 15, 2021.

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Health insurance feels more important than ever, and Public Health Navigators can help

King County’s health insurance Navigators are once again offering personal help with the enrollment process through Washington Healthplanfinder — with special adaptations to protect against COVID-19. The Access & Outreach team at Public Health—Seattle & King County has designed an innovative new set of options for the Open Enrollment period that starts on Nov. 1, […]

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There’s a deadline for health insurance enrollment this weekend

Health insurance Navigators for Public Health, outside the Federal Way Enrollment Center

When we’re confused, it can be hard to take action.  With just a few days left to make a decision about health insurance, now is the time for people who need coverage to get their questions answered. The 2019 Open Enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ends on Dec. 15. Fortunately, […]

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Updates on Hepatitis A Outbreak

As we’ve reported previously on Public Health Insider, many urban areas in the United States have been grappling with hepatitis A outbreaks, especially among people living homeless and people who use drugs (injection and non-injection). Some states have seen hundreds or even thousands of cases, and a high proportion of these cases have resulted in […]

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