Deadlines and How to Enroll

  • Enrollment dates

    Open enrollment for 2015 health plans ended February 15. The open enrollment period for 2016 individual health coverage begins November 1, 2015 and will run through January 31, 2016.

    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.

    Your plan’s start date:

    Depending on when you enrolled, coverage will begin on or after January 1, 2015. Application deadlines vary, depending on whether you purchase a plan directly though Premera or through Washington Healthplanfinder.

    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—This is 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