Apple Health Expansion Applications for Non-Citizens to Open in June

May 17, 2024

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on June 20, the Health Care Authority (HCA) will start to accept applications for the new Apple Health Expansion (AHE). AHE provides Apple Health-like medical coverage to income eligible adults regardless of immigration status. Coverage will be effective on July 1, 2024.

From noon to 1:00 p.m. on June 20, WSHA and HCA will hold a webcast on the new AHE program and other coverage options available to undocumented Washingtonians, such as the Alien Emergency Medical Programs, After-Pregnancy Coverage, Apple Health for Kids. Advance registration is required; please click here to register.

AHE comes from legislatively authorized state-only funding that WSHA supported during the 2023 Legislative session. This new program provides “Medicaid-like” health coverage for adults aged 19 or older earning less than 138% of the federal poverty level, regardless of immigration status. Benefits for the program will be managed by 4 of the 5 managed care organizations (MCOs) and enrollment is capped with an estimated 13,000 individuals able to obtain coverage.

For more information about Apple Health Expansion, please visit the Apple Health Expansion HCA designated webpage. (Mary Storace,


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