Come to the library for free, unbiased and confidential assistance enrolling for health insurance. Certified Navigators from Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) will answer your questions, review health insurance options for you and your family, find out if you qualify for financial help, and work with you to complete the enrollment process. PCHS Navigators are qualified to answer questions about all your health insurance options, including Medicare.
One-on-one assistance will be available at two library branches through Monday, January 30. No appointment necessary!
Mondays 3-5 p.m., Poulsbo Library: Nov. 7, 2016 - Jan. 30, 2017
Wednesdays 3-5 p.m., Bainbridge Island Library: Nov. 2, 2016 -Jan. 25, 2017
I use WA Halthplanfinder to choose my health insurance. What should I have with me when I speak to a Navigator?
PCHS' website includes a list of items you should bring with you. You can also call them directly at (360) 377-3776.
I have Medicare. Do I apply through WA Healthplanfinder?
No; all Medicare-related enrollment is done through the official U.S. Government Site for Medicare, medicare.gov.
PCHS Navigators are trained to help you navigate Medicare; come to the Library or call PCHS at (360) 377-3776.
The State Insurance Commissioner provides free, unbiased Medicare assistance by specially trained volunteers. Schedule an appointment by calling Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) at 1(800) 562-6900.
I use WA Healthplanfinder to enroll for health insurance. To be covered on Jan. 1, 2016, I need to sign up by Dec. 23, 2015. If I sign up after that, will I pay a fine?
It depends. Talk to a Certified Navigator at PCHS by calling their office (360-377-3776) or meeting with them at Kitsap Regional Library.
Will the Certified Navigators at PCHS help me after the enrollment period closes?
Yes. Call their office at (360) 377-3776, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday.