Health Insurance Marketplace Navigation Help Available
If you or someone you know needs assistance enrolling through the Health Insurance Marketplace,there are marketplace navigators available to help you.
The United Way of Anchorage is a navigator for the Insurance Marketplace, learn more.
A unique aspect of United Way’s outreach efforts includes the placement of a Navigator within Alaska 2-1-1, the statewide health and human services information and referral system. Together with the resources being made available by Alaska Primary Care Association, their partner, Alaskans across the state can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 and get connected to health coverage assistance in their community or receive help from the United Way Navigator at 2-1-1.
Navigators serve as an in-person resource for consumers who need additional assistance when
shopping for and enrolling in health insurances plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Resources for Working With Co-Occurring Disorders, Homelessness
Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are more prevalent among people who experience chronic homeless. By addressing the impacts of trauma, domestic violence, unemployment, lower levels of education, and poverty – all of which contribute to behavioral health disorders and instability in housing – we can improve the health and stability of at-risk Alaskans and their families.
SAMHSA’s Homelessness Resource Center has resources supporting integrated services.
Health Insurance Exchange Navigators can help homeless individuals access subsidized insurance if they are not Medicaid eligible.