The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is extending its special enrollment period for individuals who are uninsured.
The special enrollment period was put in place to help people find insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The original enrollment period was scheduled to run from March 10 to April 8 but will now continue through May 8, according to an Exchange press release.
Coverage will start May 1 for customers who enroll after April 8.
Since March 10, more than 4,000 uninsured individuals have requested a special open enrollment, and more than 2,500 people have completed their enrollment for coverage starting April 1.
Insurance experts are available by phone to answer questions, assist in reporting a change in income and get consumers enrolled in the right health plan. Consumers can find contact information at www.wahealthplanfinder.org/_content/find-expert-advice.html. Consumers can also contact the customer support center between 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at 1-855-923-4633; TTY: 855-627-9604.