- To be covered starting April 1, you must apply, select and pay for a health plan by 5 p.m. on March 23.
- To be covered starting May 1, you must apply, select and pay for a health plan by 11:59 p.m. on March 31.
If you qualify for free or subsidized health care, enroll through Washington Healthplanfinder at www.wahealthplanfinder.org. People qualify for help if their income is less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level ($45,960 for an individual and $94,200 for a family of four in 2013). If your income exceeds that threshold, you may wish to contact an insurance broker or agent directly.
Open enrollment for 2015 starts Nov. 15, 2014 and ends Feb. 15, 2015.