Open Enrollment Pop-Up Event Dec. 15th

Mason Health, in partnership with CHOICE Regional Health Network, will host a pop-up open enrollment event for people interested in signing up for a health insurance plan through Washington Healthplanfinder. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the parking lot of Mason General Hospital on the Emergency Department side.

The pop-up tent will have safety measures in place, including required masking and social distancing, so that clients can meet with patient navigators safely.

“We are excited to offer this safe opportunity for our patients and community members to learn about their health insurance options,” said Mason Health Patient Financial Advocate Alex Schiffman. “CHOICE Regional Health Network has been a fantastic partner in this endeavor and we are looking forward to sharing what people can expect from the health care exchange this year.”

Open enrollment for Washington Healthplanfinder is happening now through Dec. 15, for coverage starting Jan. 1. Those who enroll between Dec. 16 and Jan. 15 will have coverage starting Feb. 1. Washington Healthplanfinder is an online marketplace to compare and enroll in health insurance coverage and gain access to programs such as Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). Enrollment is offered year-round to individuals and families eligible for Apple Health.

New this year, many insurance providers will be offering Cascare Care plans, which expand access, choice and value for Washingtonians at a time when they need it most. These plans offer deductibles that are on average $1,000 less than other plans, and cover more services prior to meeting a deductible, including primary care visits, mental health services and generic drugs. Look for the Cascade Care stamp on select Healthplanfinder plans.

“This year is there are more ways to live well and stay well during this uncertain time,” said Michael Marchand, Chief Marketing Officer for the Washington Healthplanfinder. “Washingtonians are concerned about their health, safety, and well-being. Our new Cascade Care plans give customers an opportunity to find and enroll in a product that can meet their needs.”

In Mason County, the following health insurance plans are on Washington Healthplanfinder: Coordinated Care, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, Lifewise Healthplan of Washington, Molina Healthcare and Regence Blueshield. Dental plans include Delta Dental, Dentegra Dental, Lifewise Family Dental and Lifewise Individual Pediatric Dental.

For questions about Apple Health, contact 1-800-562-3022 or askmagi@hca.wa.gov.

Mason Health Patient Financial Advocate, Susana Lopez, will offer Spanish language services at the event on Dec. 15. Please bring the following: legal names and birthdates of all household members, home and mailing address, social security number or immigration documents, income verification (pay stubs, tax return or W-2), tax filing status, current health plan information and tribal membership.

Mason Health, Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County, is certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. Mason Health now offers 3D Mammography Services. For more information on 3D mammograms or to find a health care provider, visit www.MasonGeneral.com.

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