If you receive health insurance for yourself and your dependents through your employer, contact your benefits department to find out when open enrollment starts. You may be eligible to change health plans if you want to receive care from us. Employers typically contract with one or more health plans for their employees, and individual contribution rates can vary by plan. Plan offerings can change from year to year, so look for the plan with the benefits, physicians and facilities that best fit the needs of your family. Check with your employer to see what plans are offered through work.
The Medicare Annual Election Period runs from October 15 - December 7. If you are 65 or older, this is the time you can change your Medicare plan, enroll in a new plan, and add or drop Medicare Part D prescription coverage.
Visit our Medicare pages to find out about your options and for information on opportunities to meet with a licensed independent insurance agent that can walk you through your choices. You can also contact 1-800-MEDICARE or visit www.medicare.gov for more information and assistance.
If you’ve been receiving care from us, it makes good sense to continue your care with us. You’ll be able to continue seeing physicians who are familiar with you and your family, and you’ll have the same access to advanced medical technology. In addition, your medical records will be readily available.
If you’re planning on buying your own insurance from your state exchange, visit our directory to explore which plans are offered in Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, and Alaska.
Or visit your state’s exchange web site:
Provider networks vary by plan. Check with your insurance company to make sure your provider is in-network.
Under the Affordable Care Act, everyone is required to have health insurance or risk paying a tax penalty. Fortunately, if you don’t have health insurance because you can’t afford it, you may be eligible for a subsidized insurance.
If you’re uninsured and getting new coverage, or if you were on your spouse’s company plan but are being dropped from that coverage, you can purchase a plan directly from a health insurance company, or you can go through the state Health Benefit Exchange. You also can go online to see if you qualify for a lower-cost, subsidized plan.