An insurance plan is not set in stone. Apple Health is an insurance program that when your income changes more than $150 a month then you need to report the income change. If you make over the specified income limit then you are not eligible for Apple Health and may qualify for a reduced cost plan. We have been talking to people and some are very unaware of the change that is almost upon us.
Apple Health is what Washington State Medicaid has been called since 2013. They renamed it when the Affordable Care Act changed Healthcare in the United States. There is a ton of cool state names like Husky Health, MedQuest, BadgerCare, Green Mountain Care....etc. There are groups that help people understand and enroll in Apple Health with out charging a fee.
Suzie Health Solutions is one of ten Enrollment Centers in Washington State that work with the Washington Healthplanfinder. We have to meet special conditions like explaining all plans on the Healthplanfinder and not charging fees. Most of us are broker run which means we are small businesses and can offer additional insurance products. In addition to Medicaid and Health Insurance, we support Life, Medicare, Dental, Travel, Vision, Auto, home insurance and Business Insurance from our Wenatchee office.
The last couple of years health insurance has had special rules to protect people from losing coverage. These rules have been in place since March of 2020 and will begin UNWINDING in April 2023. This means that the Healthcare Authority will begin verifying if people qualify. They will be sending out mail and if it is returned then they can cancel your coverage. They will begin reviewing income and their will people that no longer qualify for Apple Health. They could however be eligible for a Qualified Health plan.
What we recommend is the following:
1. Logging in your account and making sure that your contact information is correct.
2. If you can not log in then contact Suzie Health Solutions and we will lend a hand.
3. Keep an eye on your mail and read the mail from Healthplanfinder & Healthcare Authority.
If you receive mail from the Healthplanfinder or Healthcare Authority about your Health Insurance that you do not understand then call us.
We set up an Apple Health Page to answer some basic Questions and if you want assistance then do not hesitate as there are some time constraints with Healthplans.
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