Coverage for individuals and families is available statewide to permanent Washington State residents, except those eligible for Medicare. Eligible family members include you, your spouse, and unmarried children under age 26 who are primarily dependent on you for support. Children under age 19 may only be enrolled during a special open enrollment period determined by the state. If you are a previous LifeWise Health Plan of Washington member who has cancelled or lost medical coverage due to non-payment and are age 19 or older, you are only eligible if it has been at least 12 months since your last date of coverage. This provision does not apply to applicants 19 years of age or younger. For 2013 this period is now March 15th to April 30th and September 15th to October 31st. Exceptions include the birth or adoption of a child or if a child or their parent:
If you are enrolling a dependent under age 19 you must apply by mail.
Completed enrollment materials must received in our office on the last business day of the month will be effective on the first of the following month (e.g. July 31st for August 1st effective date). Applications received on or before 14th of the month (or last business day prior to the 14th if it falls on a weekend) will be effective on the 15th of that month (e.g. July 15th for July 15th effective date).