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Help for Sitkans Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

SITKA – To help community members navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Patient Health Benefits Manager Andrea Thomas is offering a free presentation on Saturday, November 9, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Sitka Public Library.  ACA open enrollment last only six weeks, from November 1 through December 15.

During the presentation, Ms. Thomas will discuss and answer questions about applying for insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace, common challenges, and how to enroll.  She will also discuss other coverage options like Medicaid eligibility and Health Care Sharing Ministries (HCSM).

“People have six weeks to renew or apply for coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace for a January 1st start,” said Thomas. “This is your only time to enroll in health insurance if you are not offered employer coverage or eligible for Medicaid/Medicare. I encourage people to come to the presentation to learn more about their options and find out how to get free local assistance.”

SEARHC is a Certified Application Counselor agency offering free support to all Southeast residents.  Call 907.966.8883 or 907.966.8662 for more information.