City hosts health care insurance enrollment event

October 22, 2013

By Staff

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Issaquah residents who don’t have health insurance can now enroll in affordable health insurance options online at www.wahealthplanfinder.org.

Still, enrolling might seem daunting for anyone who doesn’t have good Internet access, or who doesn’t feel comfortable signing up using a website.

That’s why the city of Issaquah and Public Health – Seattle & King County have teamed up for an in-person enrollment event from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

For anyone who signs up through Washington Healthplanfinder before Dec. 23, 2013, medical coverage begins Jan. 1, 2014.

At the event, a team of in-person assisters will help:

  • Enroll residents in the plan that best fits their needs.
  • Determine whether or not residents are eligible for financial help.
  • Compare brand new plans side-by-side.
  • Translate into Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Somali.

Be prepared to fully enroll and bring the following:

  • Names, birthdays, address, Social Security numbers and contact info for all household members
  • Passport, alien or other immigration numbers — for any legal immigrants
  • Estimated tax status for 2012, 2013 and 2014 for all household members
  • Income information for 2012, 2013 and 2014 for all adults and all minors age 14 or older who are required to file a tax return
  • Information about health insurance available to your family (employer-sponsored health insurance, Medicare, TriCare, PeaceCorps insurance, etc.)

There will be additional in-person sign up events. See a complete list at http://1.usa.gov/181qnpM.

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