Don’t be fooled by site similar to official health exchange
If you go to washingtonhealthplanfinder.org you’ll see a “Welcome to the exchange” message inviting you to compare and sign up for health-insurance plans. You can get quotes and there’s an online chat utility you can use to ask questions.
But the site isn’t what you may think it is. It isn’t theWashington Healthplanfinder, the state online exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act to find and purchase individual insurance plans. You’ll find that at wahealthplanfinder.org.
The question of which site is which comes as the ACA, or Obamacare, approaches the Oct. 1 launch of open enrollment through the exchanges, and as federal and state authorities warn consumers to be careful about what they see and hear when it comes to insurance offers.
The washingtonhealthplanfinder.org site is run by a Seattle-based health-insurance brokerage called the Health Insurance Team, which says the site is on the up and up.