Health Benefit Exchange
A key provision of the Affordable Care Act that creates a new marketplace for each state to offer health and dental insurance coverage to individuals and families.
The exchange is responsible for Washington Healthplanfinder, an easily accessible, online marketplace for individuals and families to find, compare and enroll in qualified health plans, qualified dental plans as well as Washington’s version of Affordable Care Act called Apple Health. Each community partner employs individuals known as In-Person Assisters or Navigators to assist clients with enrollment.
Washington Apple Health for Kids
Also known as Medicaid apple health for kids provides full medical, dental and behavioral health for children whose families have incomes up to 317% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). This coverage is available for:
- Kids who live with parents, relatives or friends
- Kids in foster care
- Homeless kids and kids living on their own Apple Health for Kids coverage is free for families below 215% of the (FPL).
Children’s Health Programs
This program provides coverage to children under the age 19 whose families have income at or below 210% of the (FPL) but not meet the citizenship requirements.
Apple Health for Adults
With the Affordable Care Act (sometimes referred to as “Obamacare” more people are able to obtain preventative health care.
Who is eligible?
- Individuals between 19 and 65 years.
- With a household income at or below 133% of the (FPL)
Washington Apple Health is free for most people, but some families may have to pay a monthly premium.
Alien Emergency Medical (AEM)
An emergency medical program for individuals who do not meet citizenship requirements or other Apple Health medical programs.
Who is eligible? Individuals with a qualifying medical condition, which includes at least one of the following:
- Emergency room care, inpatient admission, or outpatient surgery;
- A cancer treatment plan;
- Dialysis treatment;
- Anti-rejection medication for an organ transplant
Medicare part D
Medicare Part D is a government program that helps Medicare beneficiaries pay for medications through prescription drug insurance premiums.
Breast and Cervical
BCCHP is a Washington State program that provides free breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening to eligible people in Washington State.
Who is eligible?
- Uninsured or underinsured
- Women between 40 and 64 years
- Household income at or below 250% of the (FPL)