On April 23rd, the Governor and the Exchange co-hosted an event to celebrate the successful open enrollment period and to honor a handful of the Navigators and Brokers in our state who have been leaders in their communities to get people connected to coverage. A video of the event can be found here: http://tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2014040058. In the CHOICE region, Sandra Freeman of Valley View Health Center, was honored for her outstanding achievement in number of enrollments. The Washington Health Benefit Exchange also released an
CHOICE Regional Health Network (CHOICE) held the first Thurston County Community Partner Recognition dinner on Thursday, April 3. CHOICE participates or coordinates a variety of coalitions and collaborative health efforts and those conversations often focus on resourcing issues, how to improve gaps in the health care safety net, and how we can improve coordination of services. Last week, CHOICE decided instead to celebrate the success of a local safety net program, Thurston County Project Access by hosting medical providers, clinics,
OLYMPIA – The State’s first open enrollment period for health insurance ended this week, on March 31st, after six months of sign-ups. With the close of open enrollment, CHOICE and other enrollment support organizations celebrate not only meeting, but exceeding their original target of enrolling 6,520 individuals into health insurance across a seven-county region. Statewide, nearly half a million individuals enrolled into health coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder, Washington State’s online enrollment tool.