Washington Announces Special Enrollment Period in Response to Growing Coronavirus Outbreak

If you are a Washington resident who missed the open enrollment deadline, call Core Columbia today at 206-258-6820 to take advantage of the new special enrollment period and get covered.

In response to the potential growth of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) today announced a limited-time special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance. This special enrollment period (SEP), that runs through April 8, 2020, will allow uninsured individuals 30 days to enroll in health insurance coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder.

The Exchange may re-evaluate the end date of the special enrollment period if the state of emergency remains in effect after April 8, 2020, so be sure to give Core Columbia a call as soon as possible.

We are closely monitoring the growth of cases in WA, the US, and the world. Below are the three main sources Core Columbia relies on for up to date information.

US Centers of Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Washington State Department of Health (DOH): http://www.doh.wa.gov/coronavirus

DOH daily 2p.m. updates: http://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus