Basic Health is required by Washington State law to periodically verify members' income and eligibility for the program. This process is called "recertification." Basic Health recertifies all members' accounts at least once a year, and those members who have been assigned I.D. numbers may be selected twice a year. Whether a member is selected once or twice a year, the same requirements apply.
When selected for recertification, members need to complete and return all forms they receive along with required supporting documentation showing proof of income and Washington State residency.
It is very important that members respond to recertification requests by the due date, or they may be disenrolled from Basic Health and will not be allowed to re-enroll for at least 12 months.
Helpful tips and information
Materials You Can Download
(Some of these files are large, and could take some time to download. Please note these forms are updated on an ongoing basis. To ensure you are using the most recent version, download the form as needed.)
Be Sure To:
- Complete, sign, and date the Eligibility Review (469 KB)
- Include all required documentation
- Send written proof that you live in Washington State
- Include a completed copy of the Family Income Worksheet (225.3 KB)
- Send all items so Basic Health receives them by the due date. An envelope is enclosed for your use
- Keep a copy of all documentation for your records
Do not send original documents. They will not be returned.
If you have questions, call toll-free at 1-800-660-9840. Do not wait to answer your letter-your continued coverage and access to health care are very important.
Mail your recertification documents to:
PO Box 42687
Olympia, WA 98504-2687
Example of Recertification Timeline
|Sample date of notice||Sample due date||Required action|
|January 31 initial letter (HCA 25-867)||March 31||Must have complete documentation|
|March 6 reminder letter (HCA 25-874)||March 31||Must have complete documentation|
|April 9 Disenrollment letter (HCA 25-999)||Disenrollment effective June 1|