Friday, September 18, 2015

Do you get health insurance through Washington Healthplanfinder? Payment changes start Sept. 24

Starting Sept. 24, 2015, if you buy an individual or family health plan through Washington Healthplanfinder, you must pay your premium directly to your health insurer or dental insurer. Any financial help – such as tax credits or cost-sharing reductions you’re receiving – won’t be affected by this change.

Washington Healthplanfinder will continue to accept premium payments until 4:59 p.m. on Sept. 23 for coverage for the month of October. As for future monthly payments, deadlines may vary by insurance company.

Tips for an easy transition

  • Pay your insurance company directly by Sept. 23 at 4:59 p.m. for your October coverage.
  • Look for information in early October from your insurance company about your November premium payment deadline.
  • If you have health and dental insurance provided by two different companies, remember to make a payment to each insurance company.

Already pay your insurer directly?

If you’re already paying your insurance company directly, you can keep doing so. If you have auto-pay set up through Washington Healthplanfinder, follow these steps before Sept. 24 to cancel it:

1. Sign in to your Washington Healthplanfinder account at
2. Click the “Billing &Payments” tab from your account dashboard
3. Select “Edit/Cancel Auto Pay”
4. Select “Delete payment method”

Remember: After canceling auto pay with Washington Healthplanfinder, be sure to set up your premium payment with your insurance company right away! Contact your insurance company to see what payment methods they offer.

If you have auto pay or automatic funds transfer set up through your bank, you’ll need to contact your bank to redirect your monthly payments to your insurance company before Sept. 24, 2015.

For more information