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Dates & Deadlines

  • Fri
    31
    Dec
    2021

    End of 4th Quarter

  • Sat
    15
    Jan
    2022

    Washington Open Enrollment for 2022 Health Plans Ends

  • Sat
    15
    Jan
    2022

    California Open Enrollment for 2022 Health Plans Ends

Glossary

Adjusted Gross Income

Your total (or “gross”) income for the tax year, minus specific permissible adjustments, which include but are not limited to deductions for conventional IRA contributions, alimony paid, student loan interest, and more. Adjusted gross income can be found on line 37 of IRS Form 1040.

FAQ

I already have a health plan. Can I make changes to my current plan, WA HealthPlanFinder, or Covered CA account with Core Columbia?

Yes, absolutely. We are here year round to answer all of your questions, and assist with any changes you may need to make, from updating your email address to making SEP mid year plan changes due to a qualifying life event. We are available to assist, and answer any questions you may have, with health plans in Washington and California.

How do I know if I qualify for subsidy/premium assistance/ financial help?

Give us a call in Washington at 206-258-6820,  in California at 619-259-6905, or send an email to us at info@corecolumbia.com.
One of our licensed experts will give you a straight answers about what you qualify for now, what your future options are, and any deadlines you need to be aware of.

What is Covered California?

Covered California is the state of California’s ACA marketplace for private health coverage. It is the only marketplace where consumers may receive help lowering their cost of coverage, in the form of premium assistance, for those who meet certain income guidelines and qualify. Consumers do not need to qualify for assistance to obtain a plan through this marketplace.

What is Washington Health Plan Finder?

Washington HealthPlanFinder is the state of Washington’s ACA marketplace for private health coverage. It is the only marketplace where consumers may receive help lowering their cost of coverage, in the form of premium assistance, for those who meet certain income guidelines and qualify. Consumers do not need to qualify for assistance to obtain a plan through this marketplace.

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Starting Nov. 1, Washingtonians seeking health coverage have more options this year along with financial assistance. New for 2021 will be Cascade Care offerings that enable consumers to shop, choose, and save from more options in all counties. “As more Washingtonians are impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, having health coverage is crucial during these difficult …

With the start of Covered California’s open-enrollment period just a few weeks away, the exchange announced that the renewal process for a record number of enrollees is now underway — with more than 1.5 million Californians eligible to renew their coverage. In addition, the preliminary rate change that Covered California previously announced in August has …

 As of October 5, 2020, “Victim of domestic abuse or spousal abandonment” is available as a distinct Qualifying Life Event (QLE) selection on the special enrollment period (SEP) dropdown menu in the CalHEERS application.  However, the consumer would need to have prior knowledge of these options and manually enter the reason using the “Other” QLE …