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Affordable Care Act call-in: The whole program

StethoscopeAn important deadline is approaching for US residents not already covered by a healthcare plan — either through Medicare, their employer, or a private insurance company. The open-enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is March 31st.

Andrea Thomas is the enrollment manager for the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium in Sitka.

She’s been helping area residents navigate the sometimes-complicated enrollment process.

But she says there’s lots of help available — either by getting in touch with her, or by calling the national health exchange toll-free number, which is staffed 24 hours a day.

Thomas answered questions about enrollment during a 90-minute call-in program on Raven Radio Wednesday morning (3-12-14) with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.


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Even though she works at SEARHC, Thomas is available to help all Sitkans find a health insurance plan that fits them. Her services are free of charge.

Phone numbers
Andrea Thomas, Enrollment Manager at SEARHC: 966-8883
Navigator at United Way: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 to get connected with a Navigator in your area
National Hotline, available 24/7: 1-855-889-4325

You can also enroll online at www.healthcare.gov.

Enrollment events in Sitka
In the UAS Student Success Center:
–March 13, 5:30-7:30 PM
–March 15, 1-3 PM
–March 25, 5:30-7:30 PM
–March 27, 5:30-7:30 PM

Previous KCAW News reporting on the Affordable Care Act
Low income Sitkans fall through Medicaid ‘donut hole’
For self-employed Sitkans, health act makes a difference
Sitka urges governor to accept Obama’s Medicaid plan
Parnell: Still holding the line on Obamacare

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