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Should I apply for Apple Health (Medicaid), Medicare, or both?

You may qualify if you meet certain income requirements, which can change from year to year.
Check your eligibility to enroll in our plans.

Apply for Apple Health if …

You are age 19 through 64
Your annual household income is at or below the Apple Health standard*
You're a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid immigration requirements
Enroll in Apple Health
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Apply for Medicare if …

One or more of the following is true:

You are over 65, or about to turn 65
You are under 65 but have certain disabilities
You have kidney failure
Enroll in Medicare
Enroll to our Medicare Plans

Apply for both if …

You are over 65, or about to turn 65
Your income is at or below the Apple Health standard*
*($1,563/mo for a single-person household)
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What’s the difference between Apple Health (Medicaid) and Medicare?

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Apple Health (Medicaid)

Medicaid is a federal program that provides health care for people whose income is below a certain amount. Medicaid is called Apple Health in the State of Washington.

Medicare - CMS


Medicare is a federal program. Medicare provides health care to people 65 and over, as well as to people under 65 with specific disabilities.

What is Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW)?

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CHPW is a not-for-profit health insurance plan. We work with the state to offer health care plans to Apple Health and Medicare eligible recipients. As a not-for-profit, we reinvest the money we make back into the services we provide our members and the communities we are part of. That’s why we’re able to offer excellent care, as well as many benefits not covered by Apple Health alone.

Learn more about CHPW ➔

Benefits+ programs include:

  • Prenatal and postnatal care

    Pre- and postnatal care

  • Acupuncture service


  • Medical Nurse Advice Line

    Free 24/7 medical advice

  • Free cellphone

    Free cellphones

  • Wellchild program

    Amazon gift cards for well-child checkups

Bringing Health Care Home

We offer access to doctors and nurses across the state. We will help you get the services you need, when you need them. We offer extra benefits to help you feel your best.

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Search for a community health provider in your area.

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Our Extra Benefits

We offer our members special programs and benefits that can help the whole family.

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Find out what you need to enroll with us.

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