Assistance available in Juneau for enrolling in new health insurance

Alaska’s online health insurance marketplace can help the uninsured, underinsured, or even those with medical coverage who want to shop around.

But the Affordable Care Act will not change the insurance you currently have.

Enrollingalaska.com goes live today.  If you enroll by December 14, the federal insurance will start January 1, 2014.

Assistance will be available in several places in Juneau to help individuals, families, and small businesses sign up for federal health insurance.

Starting October 7, a navigator will be located at the NAMI office at 9000 Glacier Hwy, Suite 201.  Appointments can be made by calling 463-4251.

NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness. The organization also will hold a community forum on the new Alaska Healthcare Exchange next month.

Bartlett Regional Hospital

Enroll Alaska agents will be located at Bartlett Regional Hospital beginning next week, to help Juneau residents find health care that works for them. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Next week, Enroll Alaska agents will be at Bartlett Regional Hospital and Walmart to help people understand the options, the cost and help them enroll.

Southeast Alaska Natives will continue to receive medical benefits through Indian Health Care, but the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, or SEARHC, has two people on staff to answer questions on ACA.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will help Alaskans navigate health care sites, or email healthreform@anthc.org

The Alaska Division of Insurance can help.

By phone:

24-hour hotline corresponding to the healthcare.gov website  is 1-800-318-2596.

United Way of Anchorage is making information available via the 211 Alaska information referral line.

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