About the Health Care Authority

Coordinated health care, with quality results, at the lowest cost

The Washington State Health Care Authority purchases health care for more than 2 million Washingtonians through two programs — Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) and the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program. We work with partners to help ensure Washingtonians have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.

Our programs include:

Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)

In Washington State, Medicaid is called Washington Apple Health. Coverage is free for those who qualify.

Find out more about Apple Health.

Apply at Washington Healthplanfinder.

Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB)

The PEBB program provides insurance coverage for eligible employees and retirees of state agencies and higher education institutions, certain employer groups, and their families. PEBB also supports public employee wellness through the Washington Wellness program.
Find out more.

Health Technology Assessment

Health Technology Assessment helps ensure medical treatments and services paid for with state health care dollars are safe and proven to work.
Find out more.

Prescription Drug Program

HCA’s evidence-based Prescription Drug Program makes prescription drugs more affordable to Washington residents and state health care programs.
Find out  more.