Health Care Authority

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

The Washington State Health Care Authority oversees the state’s two top health care purchasers — Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) and the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, as well as other programs.

Washington Apple Health

In Washington State, Medicaid is called Washington Apple Health. Coverage is free for those who qualify. Find out more about Apple Health. Apply for Apple Health online at the Washington Healthplanfinder.

Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB)

The PEBB program provides insurance coverage for eligible employees of state agencies, higher education institutions, certain employer groups, and their families. Find out more.

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 News Releases

Regional specialists in White Salmon ready to help with Apple Health enrollment 6-17-14
Washington State awards $485,000 in planning grants 6-13-14
Fostering Well-Being program receives award 6-3-14
Perfomance Measures Committee selected 6-5-14
Apple Health enrollment report 5-20-14
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First-timers' Guide to Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)

Now that you've enrolled in Apple Health, what's next? There's a guide in plain language that explains what to expect. See publication 19-024 on the publications page (available in nine languages).

State Health Care Innovation Plan

The five-year plan is a bold initiative to transform health and health care in Washington, delivering better health, better health care, and lower costs. Read the plan.

The SHCIP website includes resources, documents and other information from the planning process.

Toolkit for evidence-based practices

Washington was not the only state to note the striking increase in recent years in the rate of primary C-sections for low-risk births. But Washington has marshaled forces to reverse that trend. We've posted a toolkit for providers.


Apply for Apple Health (Medicaid) any time.