“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
Access to Health Care
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 physical and mental health care to provide better futures.
Health Insurance Enrollment
Special Enrollment Period for victims of 2018 Alaska earthquake
Deadline: January 29, 2019
Consumers in the earthquake affected areas of Anchorage, Mat Su, or Kenai Peninsula may have access to an Exceptional Circumstances SEP. Consumers who were unable to complete enrollment due to being affected by the earthquake have until January 29, 2019 to complete enrollment.
United Way connects Alaskans to quality affordable health insurance coverage. Healthcare Navigators provide in-person or telephone enrollment assistance with ACA health insurance or Medicaid/Denali KidCare.
United Way Healthcare Navigators can provide free and confidential assistance with:
• Finding the right ACA healthcare plan for you and your family
• Applying for coverage at HealthCare.gov, including applying for discounts (premium tax credits)
• Renewing or updating your current ACA plan
• Medicaid and Denali KidCare enrollment
Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 to talk to a United Way Healthcare Navigator or to schedule an appointment for assistance.
Upcoming Health Insurance Events: Healthcare Navigators will help with enrollment. No appointment necessary.
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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
The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership is working with United Way to help people get the medicine they otherwise might not be able to afford.
Because of this partnership, Anchorage residents have free prescription drug savings cards. This translates into real impact:
- United Way and FamilyWize have partnered to help over 11 million people save more than $1 billion on the prescription medications they need. 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.