Navigator Program

The Alaska Primary Care Association (APCA) manages a statewide Navigator program for the Health Insurance Marketplace in Alaska, with Federal funding support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

For the 2016-17 Navigator program year, APCA partners with the following sub-recipient grantee organizations in Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula, and with temporary employees in the Mat-Su Valley and Interior Alaska to support Alaskans with outreach and enrollment services:

• Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center - Anchorage, AK
• Peninsula Community Health Services - Soldotna, AK

 As our state continues to tackle Health Reform initiatives, it’s essential to maximize the benefits and opportunities the Marketplace provides by offering Alaskans affordable insurance plan options.

Navigators give important, unbiased assistance to Alaskans looking for a health insurance plan that works for their household or small business. Individual Navigators work as local community educators for APCA’s Get Covered campaign, which is especially important.

We’re proud of the progress we’ve made with our Navigator sub-recipient organizations this year, with over 23,000 Alaskans signing up for a new Marketplace plan or re-enrolling in a plan during open enrollment, and over 14,300 Alaskans now enrolled in Medicaid following Medicaid Expansion in Alaska, effective September 1, 2015.

Navigators are playing an integral role in this work, boosting community awareness and helping Alaskans with their questions about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

 

If you have enrollment questions, call our toll free helpline at 1-844-PLANSAK to speak with a certified Navigator.

To learn more about our program, contact Jessie Menkens, Navigator Program Coordinator at jessiem@alaskapca.org, or contact Bree Villar, Navigator Program Specialist at bvillar@alaskapca.org.

 

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CA-NAV-14-002 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.