Deadlines and How to Enroll

  • Enrollment dates

    Open enrollment period: 

    Open enrollment for 2015 health plans ended February 15. However, if you experience certain qualifying events, you may qualify for a special enrollment period and be able to enroll in or change plans now. Otherwise, the open enrollment period for 2016 individual coverage will begin in October 2015.

    Qualifying life events: 

    If you experience certain life events such as marriage, divorce, moving to another state, the birth or adoption of a child, or losing coverage you had through your employer, you may be able to apply outside of the open enrollment dates.

    How to enroll

    In Washington, you have three ways to shop, purchase, and enroll in a new health plan:

    • Buy a plan directly from Premera
    • Washington Healthplanfinder—The state’s online marketplace or exchange. If you're eligible for financial assistance (a subsidy), we're available to guide you seamlessly through the process.
    • Contact your producer

    Whichever option you chose, Premera can help you:

    • Decide which plan is best for you
    • Learn whether you qualify for financial help with your health plan costs
    • Buy a plan

    Call us at 800-722-1471 with any questions.

    Shop for plans 

    What you should have on hand before you shop and enroll: 

    • Social Security numbers for all applying members
    • Date of birth for all applying members
    • Your household's estimated income