ACA Enrollment for Alaskans in Quake Area


Contributed by Frank Gerjevic

Anchorage AK- Alaskans living in the areas affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake will have 45 extra days to enroll in health care insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that although the open enrollment period for 2019 health insurance ends on Dec. 15, a special enrollment period has been opened through January 29 for Alaskans living in the Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough or Kenai Peninsula Borough at the time of the quake and were unable to complete enrollment.

For more information about the extra time and for help in completing enrollment, call United Way’s 2-1-1 line or 800-478-2221, or call the call center at 1-800-318-2596.

Frank Gerjevic at United Way of Anchorage, 263-3824 (contact Jane Straight, 263-3880 for more)