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November 8, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Ask questions, sign up for health insurance Saturday in Kent

If you’re considering signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and would rather talk to a human being than deal only with a website, an event Saturday in Kent could be of help.

Experts from Public Health – Seattle & King County and other organizations will answer questions about insurance plans and financial aid, and help people sign up for coverage.

The event in Kent will run from 2 to 5 p.m. inside a giant trailer parked at the Kent Memorial Park Building, 850 Central Ave. N.

If you think you might enroll or just want to check eligibility, make sure to bring the following information and documents:
■Names, birthdays, address and contact info for all the members of your household;
■Social Security numbers;
■Passport, alien, or other immigration numbers for any immigrants in the country lawfully who need health-care coverage;
■Estimated tax status for 2012, 2013 and 2014 for all household members;
■Income information for 2012, 2013 and 2014 for all adults and all minors age 14 or older who are required to file a tax return;
■Information about health insurance available to your family (Employer-sponsored insurance, Medicare, TriCare, PeaceCorps insurance, etc.)

South King County has the county’s highest concentrations of people without health insurance, with rates approaching 30 percent in some areas, according to the health agency.

The Washington Healthplanfinder event in Kent is an effort of Public Health – Seattle & King County and these partner organizations: Global to Local, HealthPoint, SeaMar, International Community Health Services, WithinReach Washington and World Relief.

Comments | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Kent, Washington Heathplanfinder

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