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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Margaret Stock says if she is elected to office, she’ll be ‘all work and no party.’ No party as in no political affiliation and the distractions, she says, that come with it. Stock is an independent candidate for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Lisa Murkowski. She made a campaign stop in Haines in early October. Stock thinks her status as an independent will be one of her strongest assets if elected senator.
- The three-day convention in Fairbanks will open with a healing ceremony from the Alaska Suicide Prevention Council.
- To continue permitting AK LNG project, state must negotiate with producers for control of the land.
- The first of two public meetings is Wednesday night at 6 p.m., at the Assembly Chambers.