Insurance Enrollment //
Beyond the Doctor's Office
Today's healthcare system can be difficult to navigate. That's why our services go beyond providing quality, afforable healthcare. Maybe you need additional health education, transportation assistance to/from your appointments, insurance enrollment, case management, or information about other community resources and activities. We've got you covered.
To learn more about how we can help you on your journey to personal wellness, contact our Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator at (907) 224-2273.
Health Insurance Options //
The Insurance Marketplace, sometimes known as the health insurance "exchange," helps people without health coverage enroll in health plan online, by phone, or with a paper application. Open Enrollment runs from November 1 through December 15 annually. Click here for a quick guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Medicaid is a federal program administered by individual states. It provides basic health and long-term care services for low-income Alaskans who would otherwise be ineligible to purchase coverage through the Marketplace. Medicaid also provides health coverage programs that serve families, children, pregnant women, adults without children, seniors, and people living with disabilities. APPLY ANY TIME.
Denali KidCare is Alaska's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and an expansion of the Medicaid Program in Alaska. It provides health insurance coverage for children through age 18 who meet income guidelines. APPLY ANY TIME.
The Chronic & Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) program is a state-funded program designed to help needy Alaskans who have specific illnesses get the medical care they need to manage those illnesses. It is a program primarily for people age 21-64 who do not qualify for Medicaid benefits, have very little income, and have inadequate or no health insurance.
SCHC staff does not participate in Medicare enrollment. If you would like assistance applying for Medicare, please contact the Seward Senior Center at 907-224-5604.
If you would like assistance enrolling in any of these health insurance plans or determining what you're eligible for, call to schedule an appointment
with one of our Certified Application Counselors at (907) 224-2273.
Download a list of everything you'll need to bring to your appointment
Important Dates //
Open Enrollment is the time when you can find a new Marketplace plan, keep your current plan, or see if you can get help paying for coverage. If you want to make sure you’re covered, mark these four dates on your calendar:
November 1 - Open Enrollment starts — first day you can enroll in a Marketplace plan for next year.
December 15 - Open Enrollment ends. After this date, you can’t enroll in a health insurance plan for next year unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a life change like marriage, having a baby, or losing other coverage.
January 1 - First date coverage can start for current year.