Health Insurance Programs
Health insurance can be confusing, especially with all the changes. Our friendly knowledgeable staff can help you find and enroll in health insurance that is the best fit with your income.
With the Affordable Care Act, most people are required to have health insurance. If you currently have health insurance through your employer or already have Medicaid or Medicare, you do not need to worry about signing up for coverage. If you are uninsured, Washington Healthplanfinder is available to help you enroll in health insurance during open enrollment periods. And WithinReach is here to simplify the process for you.
WithinReach is Here to Help
Health insurance enrollment can be confusing but WithinReach is here to help. Our friendly, local, and knowledgeable staff can help you understand and apply for health insurance based on your needs and budget.
We are certified as “in-person assisters” by the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange. Regardless of your financial situation, we are here to guide you through the system and help you understand and apply for health insurance. Visit our online Benefit Finder or call the WithinReach Help Me Grow Washington Hotline at 1-800-322-2588 today to get started. Or, read on to learn more about health insurance.
Apple Health (Medicaid)
The Medicaid program is now called Washington Apple Health. Children’s Medicaid is called Apple Health for Kids and the adult program is called Apple Health for Adults. Washington Apple Health provides coverage for income eligible adults, pregnant women and children. Eligibility is determined by your income level and household size. For example, an individual would qualify for Medicaid if they are age 19 to 65 and their annual income was less than $17,236, with higher limits for families with children. If your income is higher, you may still be eligible for a Qualified Health Plan.
Qualified Health Plans (QHPs)
Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) are low cost health insurance plans available to individuals younger than 65 years of age. Eligibility is determined by your income level. When you’re enrolled you’ll receive help paying your monthly health insurance by Health Insurance Premiums with Tax Credits (HIPTC). These tax credits are used to decrease your monthly payment for your health insurance premium or you can receive your tax credit as a lump sum within your federal tax return. Qualified Health Plans (with or without HIPTC) can be purchased through the Washington Health Plan Finder. There are more than 80 different plans to choose from.