Health Insurance


Senator Lisa Murkowski made the rounds in Homer on Friday to address her constituents and take a few questions. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson attended the meetings at Homer City Hall and at The Kachemak Bay Rotary Club Luncheon and filed this report.

Health Insurance Marketplace Deadlines Ahead

Dec 28, 2016
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Those in need of health insurance in the upcoming year have a little over a month left to get their coverage lined up through the federal health insurance marketplace. The open enrollment period for the marketplace started on Nov. 1.

Jessie Menkens is the Navigator Program Coordinator at the Alaska Primary Care Association. She helps people get connected with healthcare coverage. She says if Alaskans are interested in getting coverage for the upcoming year, they need to get going.

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A Federal Health Insurance Marketplace navigator stopped in Homer last week to help people sign up for the health insurance packages that best fit their needs. Jessie Menkens spoke with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler about upcoming deadlines to enroll for a plan, opportunities created through Medicaid Expansion and how Alaskans can hold onto federal subsidies.