Washington Health Insurance
There are numerous health insurance plans to select from if you live in the state of Washington and there are just as many insurance providers to do business with. These companies will try to match you up with a plan that suits your health care requirements.
You’ll be able to locate all of the helpful information you need here when looking for a suitable Washington health insurance policy. You’ll be able to view some of the top insurance companies in the state as well as read up on the important rules, regulations and insurance laws that you should be aware of when looking for a plan. If you’re interested in public health insurance programs in Washington or financial assistance, you’ll also be able to find that information here.
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As you look for Washington health insurance, there are a few different state laws and regulations you should know.
Here are a few health care services that all Washington health insurance policies are required to cover:
- Mammograms and prostrate screenings
- Breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy
- Coverage for mental health services at parity with other health care services
- Women's health care services including maternity coverage, preventive services and more
- All health insurance companies have to provide equipment, supplies, education and training for treatment of diabetes
In Washington, all regulated health insurance policies that offer comprehensive prescription drug coverage must also provide coverage for contraceptives and devices that are approved by the FDA.
There are many Washington health insurance public programs that help low-income residents get health insurance coverage.
The Medicaid program in Washington provides low-income adults and disabled citizens health insurance coverage. To learn more about Medicaid in Washington, visit here.
- Washington Basic Health
Basic Health is a program for residents who meet certain income eligibility requirements and provides an affordable health insurance plan. Although the plan has a waitlist, some groups may be able to get coverage fast. Visit their website for more information on Washington Basic Health.
- Washington Apple Health for Kids
Washington Apple Health for Kids provides health coverage for uninsured children. To learn more about this Washington health insurance program, visit http://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov/AppleHealth/.
- Washington Medicare
Seniors looking for Washington health insurance can get coverage through Medicare Advantage, Supplement and Original Medicare.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established nationwide high risk pools to provide health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
The Washington State Health Insurance Pool will run similar to regular Washington health insurance plans and require enrollees to pay monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
Washington residents in the pool will pay around the same amount that an individual without a medical condition pays for health insurance. The estimated monthly premium costs for Washington residents will range from $177 to $1,577.The yearly deductible that must be met before health insurance coverage kicks in is set at $4,950 or $1,000.There is also a pharmacy deductible set at $1,000 or $500.
Individuals with medical conditions will have health insurance coverage for prescription drugs, emergency services, doctor and hospital visits and more.
Washington residents are eligible if they are a United States citizen, have a pre-existing condition and have been without health insurance for six months.
For more information on the Washington health insurance high risk pools visit http://www.healthcare.gov/index.html.
The following list of companies offer Washington health insurance plans:
Assurant Health, headquartered in Milwaukee, has been offering quality insurance products and coverage to over 1 million members since 1982. Assurant is committed to providing health insurance plans that have broad coverage while providing valuable protection.
Click here to view Assurant Health Health Insurance in Washington
Asuris Northwest Health is a subsidiary of Regence BlueShield, offering reliable local health insurance coverage to employers and individuals in Eastern Washington for the last 60 years. They currently serve 60,000 members and provide access to more than 20,000 health care providers.
Click here to view Asuris Northwest Health Health Insurance in Washington
Group Health and its subsidiaries, Group Health Options, Inc. and KPS Health Plans, provide service to nearly 585,000 members in Washington and Idaho.
Click here to view Group Health Health Insurance in Washington
KPS Health Plans offers health insurance to individuals, families, groups, federal employees, school districts, and seniors. KPS aims to provide high quality and affordable coverage to support the health and financial security of its members by providing over 47,000 health care providers.
Click here to view KPS Health Plans Health Insurance in Washington
LifeWise provides health care coverage to more than 1.5 million members through Oregon, Washington, and Alaska with over 9,000 hospitals, physicians, and health care providers.
Click here to view LifeWise Health Plan of Washington Health Insurance in Washington
Today, Time Short Term health insurance is offered through the Assurant name. Time short term health plans provide comprehensive coverage for a temporary period of time at affordable rates.
Click here to view Time Short Term Health Insurance in Washington
Find the contact information for the Washington health insurance and health departments at:
PO Box 40256
Olympia, Washington 98504
PO Box 47890
Olympia, Washington 98504
Phone: (360) 236-4030