Health Insurance Enrollment Help
The CHAS Health Patient Services Coordinators (PSCs) help enroll patients in insurance plans, navigate resources in the community, and educate patients about the services that CHAS Health offers.
We can help you browse Medicaid options and Qualified Health Plans to find a fit that works best for you and your family. This includes Washington Apple Health, Idaho Medicaid, Washington Healthplanfinder, and Your Health Idaho.
- Medicaid is a state and federal assistance program that helps provide health coverage for low income people of every age.
- Qualified Health Plan is an insurance plan offered on the states’ health insurance marketplace and meets Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements such as coverage of essential health benefits.
PSCs can help you apply for CHAS Health’s Sliding Fee Discount Program, which can reduce the cost of your care. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply for the Sliding Fee Discount Program, regardless if you have insurance or not.
PSCs are available over the phone or in-person at any of our clinic locations. Give us a call at 509.444.8200
Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) 2021
October 15th – December 7th
The Medicare annual election period for 2022 runs from October 15th – December 7th. Medicare health and drug plans can sometimes change, and this window allows patients to switch plans or enroll for the upcoming 2021 year. CHAS Health’s continuing mission is to improve the overall health of the communities we serve by expanding access to quality health and wellness services. Making sure our community understands health insurance and gets enrolled in the best Medicare plan is key to accomplishing this goal. Visit our Medicare annual election page for informational seminar dates and enrollment assistance.
- Learn more about Medicare annual election including where to find assistance.
Qualified Health Plan Open Enrollment 2021
November 1st – December 15th
Open enrollment for Washington and Idaho state benefit exchanges runs from November 1st – December 15th, 2021 for coverage that begins on January 1, 2022. During this time you can see if you qualify for Health Insurance Premium Tax credits and purchase a Qualified Health Plan and/or Qualified Dental Plan, or renew your existing coverage. CHAS Patient Services Coordinators are certified to help with application completion (WA and ID) and plan selection (WA only). We can refer you to an exchange certified broker as needed.