“I had a great experience today with Becky who is the Marketplace Navigator at United Way. She was super knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant. I had some questions that were more difficult than average and she was able to navigate it with me and make appropriate referrals. Thank you United Way and thanks to her.” -Chelsea G., Alaska 2-1-1 Healthcare Navigation Client
Strong Communities are Healthy Communities
When people are healthy they are more likely to succeed in school and work and to have a better quality of life. Your support through United Way helps to build a stronger community by fighting for every person to have access to the physical and mental health care they need to live healthier lives.
Health Insurance Enrollment
The Affordable Care Act (A.C.A.) allows you and your family to sign up for health insurance outside of the Open Enrollment Period if you experience certain qualifying life events. Such qualifying life events include getting married, having a baby, losing health coverage, and other major happenings.
Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 to get connected to a United Way Healthcare Navigator to learn more or visit HealthCare.gov.
The free and confidential support provided by United Way Navigators includes:
- Answering your questions about the Affordable Care Act and health coverage requirements
- Helping you compare coverage options and apply for coverage and at HealthCare.gov
- Medicaid and Denali KidCare enrollment
Accessibility and Nondiscrimination
United Way of Anchorage doesn’t exclude, deny assistance to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or veteran status. To help ensure people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to access Navigator services, United Way, with its partner the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), provides communications in accessible formats like Braille or relay services. Anyone accessing navigator assistance may request services in a language other than English.
Helping Families Save on Prescriptions
One of the biggest barriers to health can be the affordability of prescription drugs. United Way is working with the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership to help people get their much-needed prescription medications they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.
The FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card provides discounts of up to 30%, is available for free to everyone and requires no paperwork. Get yours today.
Our partnership with Familywize translates into real impact:
- Read the FamilyWize Health Impact Report for Anchorage.
Alcohol overuse is the top health issue for Alaskans. United Way is partnering with this coalition working to reduce the harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption in Alaska through systemic change. The focus is on long-term improvements that will increase understanding about the effects of excessive alcohol use, change social norms, and improve access to information about treatment.