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.
- Stuart DeWitt, Nick Davis and Joe Thompson were inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.
- On Saturday at the Juneau Lions Club 71st Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Lion Steve Brandner was chosen as the recipient of the Walter A. Soboleff Achievement Award, the tournament’s highest honor.
- Shutting down the oil platforms will allow Hilcorp to reduce the amount of natural gas flowing in the leaking pipeline.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.