Over 16,000 people sign up for Washington health plan service

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington HealthPlanFinder launched a special enrollment period when COVID-19 began spreading through the state. Now, they say over 16,000 people have signed up for health coverage plans.

Of those, 6,000 were previously uninsured, and 10,000 enrolled through a qualifying life event. According to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, over 200,000 people have picked out a qualified health plan.

The enrollment period for HealthPlanFinder continues through May 8.

“I want to remind individuals that they can get the coverage they need during this crisis through Washington Healthplanfinder,” said Exchange Chief Executive Officer Pam MacEwan. “I know there are thousands of people out there who have either lost their health insurance or were uninsured when this crisis began. There is a path to coverage ready for them.”