Health Insurance Counseling
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Affordable Care Act
Island Hospital Health Plan Assisters are available to assist with enrollment. To schedule an appointment, call (360) 299-4924.
Call (855) 923 4633
Medicare Insurance Resources
We understand how complex and confusing Medicare can be. There are many different types of Medicare insurance options available, including Medicare Advantage, Medigap (Medicare Supplement), and Prescription Drug plans. Dozens of insurance companies offer Medicare coverage options, and furthermore many healthcare providers do not typically accept all Medicare plans.
In partnership with MedicareCompareUSA, Island Hospital is pleased to offer the Medicare Insurance Helpline – a free resource for comparing and enrolling in Medicare plans accepted by Island Hospital providers. The Medicare Insurance Helpline can connect you with professional and highly trained agents to help you every step of the way.
Toll-Free Helpline for patients to compare and enroll in accepted Medicare plans:
Medicare Plan Comparison and Enrollment Helpline
Serviced by MedicareCompareUSA*
Receive Personalized Assistance
Learn about your Medicare benefits and the different types of Medicare plans such as Medicare Advantage, Medigap (Medicare Supplement), and Part D Prescription Drug plans. Get your Medicare questions answered, compare our accepted Medicare plans, and receive assistance throughout the Medicare plan enrollment process.
Preparing for Medicare eligibility? Turning 65?
As you approach age 65 and Medicare eligibility, we are taking this opportunity to share some important information about Medicare with you so you can be aware and educated about your options. Click Here to Access the Medicare Questionnaire. We request that all patients approaching age 65 take a few moments to complete a Medicare Patient Questionnaire. The information you provide helps us prepare to better serve you as you transition to Medicare and gets you connected with Island Hospital Medicare resources based on your specific needs.
About Our Partner: MedicareCompareUSA
The Medicare Insurance Helpline can assist you with:
- Verifying and comparing Medicare plans accepted by your healthcare providers
- Comparing Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
- Identifying a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that covers your medications at the lowest cost
- Assistance throughout the Medicare plan enrollment process
- Specialized Medicare education for those new to Medicare or Turning 65
- Reviewing your options each year during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) 10/15 – 12/7
Please note: Island Hospital and the Medicare Plan Comparison and Enrollment Helpline are not authorized to represent Medicare plans provided by your employer. Please contact your employer’s benefit administrator or your Medicare plan’s customer service (telephone number on the back of your ID card) for questions regarding benefits or network availability.
MedicareCompareUSA is an independent insurance agency not affiliated with the federal Medicare program. All services provided at no cost; MedicareCompareUSA and affiliated agents are paid directly by the plan you choose. Healthcare providers receive no financial benefit when patients use the service. Patients are free to contact each Medicare plan directly, work with any licensed insurance agent, or access Medicare plan information by calling 1 (800) MEDICARE or online at www.medicare.gov.
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
Skagit County (Edmonds Waterfront Center): 360-826-8828
San Juan County (Inter-Island Healthcare Foundation): 360-376-5892