Health Insurance

Record number sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage through Washington exchange.

From the Washington Healthplanfinder

A record 240,000 Washingtonians signed up for 2022 coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder( the state’s online health insurance marketplace. This represents an increase of more than 6% over 2021.

In addition, 73% of 2022 customers now receive some form of monthly savings on their health plan, up from 61% in 2021. The increase was driven by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which provided additional federal tax credits.

As a result, 42% of Washington Healthplanfinder customers now pay less than $100 per month for their 2022 coverage and 46,000 pay less than $10 per month. This year’s open enrollment period ran from Nov. 1, 2021, to Jan. 15, 2022.