Premium Payment Program

Developmental Disabilities Administration Update

May 29, 2019


Did you know you can have the flexibility of private health insurance and receive reimbursements for premiums from Apple Health (Medicaid)? The Washington State Premium Payment Program does just that.

The program is for individuals who:

  • Receive Apple Health (Medicaid); and
  • Have private medical insurance (e.g., through employer or parents) that is not purchased from Champus or Tricare, or with a subsidy through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Benefits may include:

  • Reimbursements for premiums, co-pays, and related expenses incurred through private insurance;
  • Access to a private insurer’s provider network of specialists not covered under Apple Health;
  • Continued Apple Health eligibility, and more.

Additional Information about this program is available on the Health Care Authority’s Premium Payment Program page.

Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy (WAAA) is available to help. WAAA is a non-profit organization that support families who need to access medically necessary services through their private health insurance. Call (425) 894-723, Ext 103 or email

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