Where can I buy a health plan?
Starting Oct. 1, 2013, you can start shopping for a health plan in Washington state's Healthplanfinder (www.wahealthplanfinder.org), a new online marketplace. Benefits include:
- Compare health plans, apples-to-apples
- Subsidies based on your income to help you afford coverage
- Four levels of coverage to choose from depending on the level of cost sharing you'd like
- Free, unbiased assistance to help you understand your choices
You also can buy a health plan from an insurer that is not participating in the new Healthplanfinder, however these plans may not have four levels of cost-sharing and there's no financial assistance.