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Apple Health Unwinding with resource documents.

How big is the unwinding effecting our neighbors. Let's look at the Continuous Enrollment Data that was pulled 02/14/2023

Chelan County 5,766

Douglas County 3,030

Grant County 8,012

Okanogan County 3,210

Kittitas County 2,324

Yakima County 22,744

Yes, Central Washington is looking at 45,086 people that have been enrolled continuously renewed into Apple Health. We are looking at a large percentage of our neighbors having to review their health insurance over the next year. Most of that will be outside of Open Enrollment period which runs usually from November 1st through December 15th. 

People are setting appointments year round  so that we can travel to outreach events around the state to assist in education and enrollments. 

Yes, CHIP payments are restarting

Key resources are the Enrollment Centers. Our office moved to 413 N Mission street a few months ago if you want assistance in Central Washington we can do phone, online and in person appointments. The reason that we recommend Enrollment Centers is that they must recommend all plans. The process to become an Enrollment Center is intense and here is a sample of what we have to respond to from the Healthplanfinder to achieve that status

Important: Make sure your contact information is current. The Healthcare Authority are sending out postcards reminders. 

Always read your mail.

After years of a COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, it will formally end on May 11, 2023.  

As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 the process for states to begin eligibility redeterminations for Medicaid will start April 1st, 2023. This means Apple Health, children enrolled in the CHIP Program and Adults who are 65+ or Medicare Eligible in a Dual-Eligible Special Needs Program will receive notice at their normal redetermination times. 

If you have Apple Health and have questions then go to this link.

There are time limitations for each step so delaying could limit your re enrollment to the Fall Open Enrollment Period that starts November 1st for healthcare. If you don't qualify for Apple Health then you may qualify for additional assistance with Cascade Savings. We look at all options available so that you can make an informed decision. 

We are going back to the pre-covid standard.

1. Keep your information up current.

2. Answer your mail quickly.

3. If you receive something that you don't understand or want help with then let us know. 

  The following is a group of links behind the scenes.  

A. Washington Apple Health Guide to Unwinding from the PHE. 

B. Report a Change link: or Apple Health and the Public Health Emergency

C. COVID-19 and the Public Health Emergency : or Managed Care Plans - FAQ 

D. End of PHE Communications Toolkit : or End of PHE Social Media Toolkit 

E. Unwinding Data

F.  Georgetown University's Center for Children & Families

G. HCA Webinars, video, and presentations


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