November 20 2014
SITKA – University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) are partnering to provide a group enrollment event for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Signing up for insurance between November 15th and December 15th will ensure your coverage starts January 1, 2015. The group enrollment event will take place on Monday, November 24th, from 6-8pm at UAS in the Student Success Center (1332 Seward Ave). The event is geared towards people that are comfortable on computers. Trained staff will assist you to create accounts, add required information, understand eligibility for financial assistance, explain insurance options and enroll in a plan to meet your needs. Anyone that would like individual assistance should call SEARHC, a Certified Application Counselor agency, at 966-8662 or 966-8883 to set up an appointment. This is a free service for everyone.
People attending the group enrollment need to bring the following information: email address, household income information, date of birth and Social Security numbers for all family members that need insurance, and any applicable immigration documents. Those currently enrolled in a Marketplace insurance plan may attend the group enrollment to update their income information and choose a new plan for a January 1st start as long as they have their account login information.
If you are a single adult that makes less than $14,580 or a couple that makes below $19,660 you are encouraged to put in an application through the Health Insurance Marketplace. If the administration expands Medicaid, your name will already be in the system and it may be quicker to get health coverage in the future.
“Group enrollments are a great way to get your questions answered as you work your way through the www.healthcare.gov website” says Andrea Thomas, Outreach & Enrollment Manager for SEARHC. “This is a perfect time to get things done before the busy holiday season.”
For more information, please call Andrea Thomas at 966-8883 or Allison McIntyre at 966-8662.