Contact Island Health's Plan Assisters

Island Health’s Plan Assisters are available to assist with enrollment. To schedule an appointment, call the number below.

Illness or injury can strike at any time–don’t get caught without health insurance. Health insurance helps to protect you from having very high expenses from an unexpected accident or illness, and keeps you and your family healthy by covering preventative and wellness services.

Find out what is available to you and how to sign up for affordable insurance plans through Island Health’s free health-insurance counseling programs.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Island Health’s Plan Assisters help patients navigate the health-insurance exchange and can assist you with finding plans that fit your needs and budget. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that all people 18 and older (who pay taxes) have insurance. You can sign up for coverage annually, starting November 1. If you qualify for Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage you can sign up at any time.


How to Enroll

ISLAND HEALTH

Island Health’s Plan Assisters are available to assist with enrollment.
To schedule an appointment, call the number below.

WASHINGTON HEALTH PLAN FINDER

MEDICARE INSURANCE RESOURCES

We understand how complex and confusing Medicare can be. There are many different types of Medicare insurance options available, including Medicare Advantage, Medigap (Medicare Supplement), and Prescription Drug plans. Dozens of insurance companies offer Medicare coverage options, and furthermore many healthcare providers do not typically accept all Medicare plans.

Medicare Insurance Helpline

In partnership with MedicareCompareUSA, Island Health is pleased to offer the Medicare Insurance Helpline – a free resource for comparing and enrolling in Medicare plans accepted by Island Health providers. The Medicare Insurance Helpline can connect you with professional and highly trained agents to help you every step of the way.

The Medicare Insurance Helpline is serviced by MedicareCompareUSA, an independent insurance agency representing Medicare plans accepted by Island Health. MedicareCompareUSA affiliated agents are extensively trained to assist patients with Medicare plan comparisons as well as helping patients match plans to their specific needs, preferences, and budget.

Medicare Plan Comparison and Enrollment Helpline

Toll free: 855.607.2614
6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Medicare Questionnaire

Please take a few moments to complete a Medicare Patient Questionnaire. The information you provide will help get you connected to helpful Medicare resources.

The Medicare Insurance Helpline can assist you with:

  • Verifying and comparing Medicare plans accepted by your healthcare providers
  • Comparing Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
  • Identifying a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that covers your medications at the lowest cost
  • Assistance throughout the Medicare plan enrollment process
  • Specialized Medicare education for those new to Medicare or Turning 65
  • Reviewing your options each year during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) 10/15 – 12/7
Please note: Island Health and the Medicare Plan Comparison and Enrollment Helpline are not authorized to represent Medicare plans provided by your employer. Please contact your employer’s benefit administrator or your Medicare plan’s customer service (telephone number on the back of your ID card) for questions regarding benefits or network availability.

MedicareCompareUSA is an independent insurance agency not affiliated with the federal Medicare program. All services provided at no cost; MedicareCompareUSA and affiliated agents are paid directly by the plan you choose. Healthcare providers receive no financial benefit when patients use the service. Patients are free to contact each Medicare plan directly, work with any licensed insurance agent, or access Medicare plan information by calling 1 (800) MEDICARE or online at www.medicare.gov.

STATEWIDE HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS ADVISORS (SHIBA)

If you are 65 or older, or on Medicare disability, the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) can provide insight and education on Medicare, supplemental health insurance, Medicare Extra Help programs, COBRA, PEBB and more!

This a free, unbiased service that can significantly reduce your Medicare coverage costs. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to talk with a trained SHIBA volunteer.

APPOINTMENTS

Skagit County Residents

Edmonds Waterfront Center

360.826.8828

San Juan County Residents

Inter-Island Healthcare Foundation

360.376.5892