Before you apply for HCTC-Basic Health, you should already know you are potentially eligible for the federal Health Coverage Tax Credit. For more information, visit the HCTC website or call their Customer Service Contact center at 1-866-628-4282.
The Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) is a federal tax credit that pays 72.5 percent of the health plan premium for eligible people enrolled in qualified health plans.
In Washington State, Basic Health is a "qualified health plan" designated to offer HCTC coverage. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) administers the HCTC program in partnership with other federal agencies, the states, and the private health care industry.
If you think you may be eligible for the HCTC, visit their website.
Once you determine you are eligible for the HCTC, and would like to enroll in HCTC-Basic Health, we recommend you read Understanding HCTC-Basic Health (211 KB), then download a HCTC-Basic Health application (274 KB). You can print the application, complete it, and either fax or mail it to us with a copy of the candidate letter your received from the federal HCTC program. Be sure to follow all directions carefully.
You may also request an application packet by calling 1-800-660-9840. Be sure you ask for an HCTC-Basic Health application (274 KB).