Potential government shutdown

In the event of a federal government shutdown, individuals enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid), Public Employees Benefits Board, and School Employees Benefits Board coverage—and those accessing behavioral health services—will not experience a disruption in care. In addition, health care providers will continue to be paid for the services they provide.

If a shutdown occurs, we will share more information at that time.

Apple Health public health emergency (PHE)

Important: Stay covered! Are you enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage? It may be time to complete your renewal. Make sure your address and phone number are up to date so you can stay enrolled. Report a change.

Training and education overview

Find information about Apple Health, COFA Islander Health Care, and Washington Healthplanfinder training and education resources for stakeholders, providers, community-based organizations, tribal organizations, trainers and assisters.
 

The Health Care Authority (HCA) offers a variety of Apple Health (Medicaid) and Healthplanfinder education resources for stakeholders, providers, community-based organizations, tribal organizations, trainers, and assisters.

Important: View COVID-19-related materials on the Reference guides webpage.

Community-based training

Community partners affiliated with a community-based organization in Washington State can complete training on:

  • Eligibility for Apple Health coverage.
  • How to navigate the Washington Healthplanfinder application web portal.

Once partners have completed the training, they may apply for "volunteer" access in Washington Healthplanfinder. Learn more about community-based training.

Reference guides

Apple Health enrollment and reference guides are available for those who help individuals apply for and renew coverage in Washington Healthplanfinder. Learn more about available Apple Health reference guides.

Webinars, video, and presentations

HCA and the Health Benefit Exchange provide educational webinars and presentations sharing information about Apple Health and Washington Healthplanfinder. Learn more about webinars, video, and presentations.

Outreach toolkits

Apple Health

Apple Health materials for individuals looking for health coverage. Learn more about the Apple Health outreach toolkit.

COFA Islander Health and Dental Care

COFA Islander Health Care outreach materials for stakeholders, providers, community-based organizations, trainers, and assisters designed to help you inform members and applicants about the program and increase awareness in the community. Learn more about the COFA Islander Health Care outreach toolkit

Medicaid suspension

HCA provides educational webinars, videos and presentations sharing information about Washington Apple Health suspension and Care Coordination for justice-involved individuals receiving health care coverage. Learn more about Medicaid suspension.