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’s Plan Assisters are available to assist with enrollment.
To schedule an appointment, call the number below.
WASHINGTON HEALTH PLAN FINDER
With hundreds of available Medicare insurance plans that may change benefits or premiums each year, it is more complicated than ever to find Medicare insurance that matches your personal needs, preferences, and budget. This challenge is compounded by the fact that most healthcare providers do not accept all Medicare plans, and provider participation may change.
Medicare On Demand Services
- Speak with a Licensed Agent. Licensed and highly-trained agents are available by phone
and personal appointment to discuss and enroll in local, regional, and national Medicare
Supplement (Medigap), Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Prescription plans.
- Confirm Plan Acceptance. Confirm the Medicare plans accepted by your physicians and
- Medicare Education. Conduct online research using the Medicare Education Center.
- Annual Medicare Plan Review. Review your Medicare coverage and insurance options each
year during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period.
Get Started today by visiting Medicare On Demand or by calling MedicareCompareUSA toll-free 855.607.2614, TTY 711 (Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Medicare On Demand is a registered trademark of MedicareCompareUSA, an independent insurance agency not affiliated with the federal Medicare program. Calling the helpline will get you connected with a licensed insurance agent. All services are provided at no cost and without obligation; MedicareCompareUSA and affiliated agents are paid directly by the Medicare plan when enrollment occurs. Healthcare providers receive no financial benefit when patients use the service. MedicareCompareUSA does not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans MedicareCompareUSA represents in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1.800.MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.
Medicare – The official U.S. government site for Medicare. This site enables you to sign up or change plans, learn about Medicare coverage choices and more. Call 1.800.MEDICARE to reach Medicare by phone.
Social Security Administration – The United States Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. Call 1.800.772.1213 to reach Social Security by phone.
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.