Health coverage is important for you and your family’s well-being and peace of mind. You want coverage you can count on when you need it and that promotes healthy living for you and your loved ones. Western Health Advantage has many affordable, reliable and comprehensive plans that also give you access to leading hospitals and doctors throughout Northern California.
During open enrollment (October 15, 2019 through January 31, 2020) you have the opportunity to change your coverage options, such as adding or removing dependents, and adding, dropping, or changing plans. We encourage you to take time to learn about your benefit options to help manage your health and manage your health care costs, as well as ensuring that your covered eligible dependents have the necessary coverage for the coming year.
Note: The deadline to enroll for coverage starting January 1, 2020 is December 15, 2019.
If you have experienced a qualifying life event you may be eligible for special enrollment into a health plan – one outside of the usual open enrollment period. Examples of qualifying life events are loss of employer-sponsored coverage, a recent move, being newly married, and having a baby. This special enrollment period lasts 60 days from the date of the qualifying life event. When enrolling for coverage, you will need to provide the qualifying life event and the date of the event.
Note: If 60 days pass and you do not sign up for health coverage, you will have to wait until the next open enrollment period.
As a provider-sponsored health plan, we support the doctor-patient relationship and offer access to quality doctors and hospitals. Our Advantage Referral program allows members to access most specialist physicians within WHA’s network, not just within their medical group.
We support medical innovation and promote whole-person health to suit the various needs of the communities we serve. We provide our members with access to a wealth of preventive health information and resources from 24/7 nurse advice to travel assistance services.