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State healthplan site gives new help

Assistance offered for healthplan seekers missing Dec. 23 deadline


To address concerns of residents who made a concerted effort to get health coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder before the Dec. 23 cutoff date, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange last week announced a process for those who started but were unable to complete applications, enabling them to enroll in health coverage beginning the first of January.

“Many of our customers experienced problems with our system that may have prevented them from meeting the Dec. 23 deadline,” said Richard Onizuka, CEO for Washington Healthplanfinder. “We understand the frustration this has caused and realize that we must honor the promise we made to thousands of people in our state that Washing...

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