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Enroll for Affordable Health Care beginning Nov. 15

November 13, 2014

Local, in-person help available at Pierce County locations

TACOMA, Wash. –
Open enrollment for qualified health insurance plans starts this Saturday, Nov. 15, through the Washington Healthplanfinder, Washington State’s online health insurance marketplace.

To kick off open enrollment in Pierce County, Tacoma-Pierce County Department and community partners will host a Super Saturday at 10 locations throughout Pierce County, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the enrollment events, you can get help with your application or answers to your questions from trained, certified assisters or navigators.

New and returning customers will able to compare 90 health insurance plans from 10 different insurance companies and see if they qualify for free or low-cost health coverage through Enrollment in Apple Health, Washington’s Medicaid program, is year-round. New tools are available at to help educate consumers about common health insurance terms and important information to consider when selecting a health plan.

To secure coverage starting Jan. 1, residents must select and pay for a plan by Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. The enrollment period extends through Feb. 15. Last year, 85 percent of consumers who enrolled through Washington Healthplanfinder qualified for free coverage or subsidies. Those who do not enroll in a health insurance plan in 2015 can be subject to a fine of $325 per individual or up to 2 percent of their income, whichever is greater.

For more information, visit

Locations include:

Community Health Care Locations
Hilltop Regional Health Center
1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 722-2154

East Tanbara Health Center
1708 E 44th St.
Tacoma, WA
(253) 722-2154

Parkland Family Medical Clinic
11225 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 722-2154

Lakewood Clinic
10510 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 722-2154

Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 383-3900

Sea Mar Community Health Clinic
10217 125th St. Court E
Puyallup, WA 98374
(855) 289-4503

Life Center Church (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
1717 S. Union Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(855) 289-4503

Pierce County Library DIY Fest (10 a.m.-3 .pm.)
Fruitland Grange
11102 86th Ave. E.
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 548-3425

AARTH Ministry
Roosevelt Heights Church
4819 S. 12th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 627-1564

Korean Women’s Association
123 E. 96th St.
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 535-4202

Edie Jeffers, Communications Manager(253) 798-2853, (253) 405-6822 (cell/text),
Kayla Scrivner, Community Liaison, (253) 798-2883,

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