City of Seattle and Public Health – Seattle & King County have teamed up to host “in-person” enrollment events around the city in coming months. The big kickoff is this Saturday, October 5, from 2-5 pm at Garfield Community Center (2323 East Cherry Street). A team of In-Persons Assisters will there to help you as will representatives from insurance plans.
The majority of plans offered on the new health insurance exchange do not cover care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
1. Don’t wait until the last minute to look for a plan.
2. Look beyond the premium when figuring potential costs.
3. Check provider networks.
4. Estimate your income carefully.
5. Don’t be fooled by lookalike websites.
One of the best opportunities for in Seattle is this Saturday, October 5, from 2-5pm at Garfield Community Center. A team of In-Person Assisters will be joined by representatives from insurance plans, all under one roof.
More than 500 people in King County have been trained as “In-Person Assisters,” to help people enroll in the new Washington Healthplanfinder. but, there are also private insurance agents who help people pick an insurance plan. What’s the difference?
The reprieve comes just in time for Washington’s WIC Nutrition Program, which had only enough remaining funds to operate the program statewide until Oct. 9.
Public Health – Seattle & King County has found that six Seattle hookah bars are violating the state’s law banning public smoking and ordered them to stop allowing smoking on their premises.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said it has enough money to process veterans’ claims for pensions, compensation, education and vocational rehabilitation programs through late October, but a prolonged shutdown would suspend those programs once the money runs out.
A Seattle business, after failing to sell its soundalike domain name to the state health exchange, is using it to sell policies. Experts suggest that to avoid confusion, consumers should first head to the federal website healthcare.gov. On that site, they will be directed to the official marketplace for their state.
On their second day of operation, the new health insurance exchanges met with mixed success: some delays and software glitches, but consumers are starting to get signed up for coverage.
What you need to know about signing up for ACA marketplace coverage: There are new benefits, and what you pay depends on your age, your address and how much you earn
Consumers shopping in the new Obamacare marketplaces will want to know these three things before buying coverage.
Starting today, uninsured people can buy subsidized policies in government-operated marketplaces designed to overcome high prices, exceptions for preexisting illness, benefit caps and other decades-old obstacles that dominated the individual insurance market.
Buying health insurance is complicated.
Take your time to make sure your picking the plan that’s best for you.
Be on the lookout for websites created by interest groups, private insurance companies and sometimes scammers that have similar web addresses and the appearances of the official state exchange websites, officials warn.