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Insurance Plans

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we know health insurance coverage can be confusing at times, so we’ve put together resources to help you understand what health plans are accepted across our system.

Accepted insurance plans

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is included in a wide selection of health insurance plans, but since plan coverage is frequently updated, we recommend that you check with your insurance company for current information. If your plan isn’t included or you have coverage questions, call the member services number usually located on the back of your medical insurance card for assistance.

Health insurance under the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act has many options to make health care coverage more accessible and affordable for those who don’t currently have health insurance or have limited coverage. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is dedicated to helping our patients get answers to their questions about these insurance options.

Washington Healthplanfinder™

Washington Healthplanfinder™ is the official ACA-compliant health benefit exchange of Washington state. If you’re uninsured, you can find a health insurance plan that fits your needs and budget through Washington’s plan finder site. You may even qualify for low-cost or free insurance. 

Medicaid coverage

If you qualify for Medicaid, or Apple Health, you may apply at any time throughout the year. Applications can be made through the Washington Healthplanfinder.

Key enrollment dates and information include:

  • Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 each year, for health insurance coverage for the following year, and ends Jan. 31.
  • You can get coverage at any time of year if you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, or have certain life changes, such as:
    • Getting married
    • Having a baby
    • Losing other health insurance coverage
    • Moving

How to sign up for health insurance

To find and enroll for health insurance coverage in Washington state:

To get local assistance by the county you live in:

  • Pierce County: Contact a community agency that offers in-person assistors
  • King County: Visit the Public Health website to find assistance and enrollment events

Financial assistance

Learn more about Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s Financial Assistance Program that provides financial relief to those who qualify.

Find answers to your questions

View our billing resources & FAQs for more information about billing, insurance, and financial support services.