On Saturday, January 20, your clients who were enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan
during 2017, received email notice that their 1095-A is available in their Washington
Healthplanfinder message center. For clients who have selected mail notification preference,
the hard copy mailing with infographic insert is expected to have gone out via
USPS this week.
Please see below for materials related to 1095-As and the upcoming tax season:
• WA Health Benefit Exchange
-Tax Resources (links to irs.gov)
• 1095 A FAQS
• Blog on the 1095 A, B, & C
• 1095 A Information Slides
• Affordability Exemption Information & Calculator
If your client believes their 1095-A is incorrect, they may fill out a correction request
PLEASE NOTE: The 1095-B and 1095-C are outside the purview of Washington Healthplanfinder.
The Washington State Health Care Authority is handling the mailing and
customer support for 1095-Bs which will be sent to Washington Apple Health clients.
Affordable Care Act & Health Insurance
Effective January 1, 2017 Castell Insurance will no longer be working with the Washington State Health Plan Finder due to changes in the marketplace with insurance carriers. It has been our great privilege to help our clients with the Affordable Care Act since 2013 and we are deeply saddened to exit that market. It was a decision we reached after careful consideration and deliberation.
Clients may apply for coverage via the Washington Health Plan Finder, their website is www.wahealthplanfinder.org. If you prefer to speak to a custom service representative their phone number is 1-855-923-4633. The Health Plan Finder is the Exchange in the state of Washington and anyone seeking Medicaid/Apple Health or tax subsidized coverage must use this site. There is not an open enrollment period for Medicaid/Apple Health. For those seeking tax subsidies the Open Enrollment period is November 1st-January 15st. If you are seeking coverage outside of those dates you will be required to provide proof of prior coverage and a special election event within the last 60 days. If you cannot meet the requirements of a special election, you will not be able to purchase coverage until the next open enrollment period.