Improved access to affordable health insurance through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act began January 1, 2014. More than 27,000 uninsured Kitsap residents are expected to be eligible for public or subsidized health insurance.
Enrollment for qualified health plans is currently open and ends 3/31/14. Most people who do not sign up by 3/31/14 will pay a penalty to the federal government.
HOW DO I ENROLL?
The Kitsap Public Health District and several community agency partners have certified Assisters to help you sign up. There are 2 ways to enroll: online or with the help of an Assister.
• You can enroll in a health insurance plan online at www.wahealthplanfinder.org. When you sign up, you will be asked for your social security number, address, phone number, and estimated household income.
• You can call the Health District at 360-337-5235 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to talk to an Assister for help with enrollment.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Washington residents can easily access the main Washington Health Benefit Exchange website at wahbexchange.org for information, or the Washington Healthplanfinder online marketplace at wahealthplanfinder.org to compare and enroll in health insurance plans.
Washington residents can also call the Washington Healthplanfinder Call Center Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633) or TTY/TTD 1-855-627-9604. Help is available in up to 175 different languages.
Other RESOURCES FOR YOU
• The Uninsured in Kitsap County: Framing the "Affordable Care Act" Health Insurance Opportunity (revised August 2013)
• Washington Health Benefits Exchange
• Washington Healthplanfinder
• Health Care in Washington Infographic
• Individuals and Families Fact Sheet
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: