|Expect a lot of junk plans from other sources.|
|We have made huge improvements|
Open Enrollment is November 1st through December 15th!
Even if you are an expert in healthcare, get someone to double check your plan. Healthcare is complicated. There are two groups out there assisting people. Navigators and Brokers.
Navigators are paid an hourly rate by corporations to enroll people. The last that we checked, the company's that pay Navigator's income are paid by the number of plans that they manage with a bonus on how many they enroll during open enrollment. They will often be attached to health providers and their billing departments. They are not licensed and can not recommend health plans.
Brokers can be paid by companies that they are affiliated with and can charge a fee. Brokers are the small business service component of healthcare. Unlike Navigators, the brokers are not compensated using tax dollars and the Washington Healthplanfinder. This is one of the primary reasons why the State Auditor's office recommended increasing the use of Brokers. Not all insurance companies will have commissions through a year and some such as Apple Health do not compensate at all. In order to keep Broker's doors open, most offer additional products and some charge fees. Some states have started requiring commissions on every plan from their health exchanges to encourage broker participation and places for people to receive help.
The Healthplanfinder put together Enrollment Centers four years ago to improve outreach and customer satisfaction. Suzie Health Solutions has achieved that contract for three years. These Enrollment Centers are spread across the state. They are easy accessible spaces with Wi-fi. The staff have to go through additional background checks and extra security measures are put into place for personal data. A person can walk in and get help with out being charged a fee! Here is the list:
|In front of Suzie Health Solutions|
Applied Team Insurance
7720 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Ste. 110, Vancouver, WA 98662
|Look for Free Assistance|