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Health insurance open enrollment starts this weekend

Health insurance open enrollment starts this weekend

By Ann McCreary
The second round of open enrollment through Washington’s online health insurance marketplace begins Saturday (Nov. 15), providing residents a chance to renew or purchase health insurance for 2015. The enrollment period extends through Feb. 15, but people who want coverage to begin Jan. 1 must select a plan on Washington...
Deadline to buy subsidized insurance fast approaching

Deadline to buy subsidized insurance fast approaching

By Ann McCreary
The deadline to enroll and submit payment for a private health insurance plan through the state’s “Healthplanfinder” website is March 31 at 11:59 p.m.
Frustrations, relief in state’s health insurance exchange

Frustrations, relief in state’s health insurance exchange

By Marcy Stamper & Ann McCreary
Despite being stymied by computer error codes and troubling erroneous information, a sampling of Methow Valley residents who signed up for health insurance through the state’s exchange were pleased with the expanded coverage and lower costs.
Despite glitches, thousands sign up for health insurance

Despite glitches, thousands sign up for health insurance

By Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper
“It was the first time he’d had insurance in his life. He was jubilant,” said Erin Flahive, one of two Room One staffers trained to help people navigate the new health insurance system.
Room One offering local help with new health coverage plan

Room One offering local help with new health coverage plan

By Ann McCreary
When Methow Valley residents begin enrolling in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act this fall, they can turn to Room One for help.

Learn about health care changes

Community members who want to learn more about the federal Affordable Care Act and how it is being implemented in Washington can attend a presentation by Brendan Williams, state deputy insurance commissioner, on Sept. 18 in Omak. Williams previously ran the Washington Health Care Association. He will speak at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts...
State sets training schedule for health care reform classes

State sets training schedule for health care reform classes

The Washington State Health Care Authority will send trainers on the road this month to offer free classes in how to assist applicants for an expansion in Medicaid/Apple Health that will add up to 325,000 new clients next year under the Affordable Care Act. The one-day training sessions will include a working lunch for all...