Free Health Insurance Enrollement Event

Elma, Washington –Community members will have a chance to get paid $25 just for signing up for health insurance at Summit Pacific Medical Center’s (SPMC) “Banking on Your Health” event. The event will take place from 10am to 7pm each day February 10th through the 14th at SPMC (600 East Main Street, Elma). In partnership with Anchor Bank, Our Community Credit Union, Sterling Bank and Timberland Bank, the event will provide citizens an opportunity to meet with enrollment experts who can answer questions and enroll people for insurance coverage on the spot. Representatives from each bank will be onsite awarding additional prizes and answering questions attendees may have about local banking options.

“We are excited to work together with our local banks to provide this opportunity to our community,” Shauna DePrato, Finance Manager shared, “We understand that there still a lot of confusion about the enrollment process and hope that this event will help our community get their questions answered, and more importantly, receive the insurance coverage they need.”

In order to be prepared to sign up for coverage, attendees need to make sure to bring with them to the event: names, birth dates and social security or immigration numbers for their households; last year’s tax return and filing status; a recent paystub that includes their employer’s address; and a current health insurance plan card, if available.

The first 100 people to enroll in new coverage (must not already be covered by an insurance plan) at the “Banking on Your Health” event will receive a $25 gift certificate that they can use to as a deposit at any one of the participating banks: Anchor Bank, Our Community Credit Union, Sterling Bank and Timberland Bank.

For community members who are not able to attend the event, and still need to enroll, there are a number of resources available. They can visit the health insurance exchange’s website www.wahealthplanfinder.org, call their toll free number 1-855-WAFINDER, or contact Grays Harbor County Public Health (360-532-8631), Olympic Area Agency on Aging (360-532-0520), or Sea Mar Community Health Centers (855-289-4503).

January 29, 2014