After you send in the Washington Health Application
Washington Health processes applications on a first-come, first-served basis. "Processing" means that a Washington Health staff member will review your application, Standard Health Questionnaire, and residence verification documents. If you are eligible and your documentation is complete, we will send you a bill for your first month's premium. This bill will tell you when your Washington Health coverage will begin, as long as your payment is received by the due date.
Once you are enrolled, Community Health Plan will send ID cards for you and your enrolled family members. The enrollment confirmation letter you receive from Washington Health can serve as temporary identification until you receive your card.
At least once a year, Washington Health will ask you to verify your eligibility. To ensure your continued enrollment in the program, you must respond to any requests for information completely and by the due date given at that time. This process is called "recertification."
On an ongoing basis, you are responsible for letting us know if any of the information used to verify your eligibility for Washington Health changes.