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.
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 email@example.com
The Alaska Division of Insurance can help.
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.
- Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he says will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.
- The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika virus in the state July 22, belonging to a patient treated at SEARHC’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital in Sitka.
- Bristol Bay is home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The 2 billionth salmon was landed sometime, by someone, on July 6, 2016.
- The Alaska Supreme Court overturned the state’s parental notification law for minors who are seeking abortions.