Super Saturday - Get help filing for health coverage

Want insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1? Then come to “Super Saturday” on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13 organizations throughout the county. The event is just in time for the Dec. 15 deadline.

In-person assisters will answer questions and help you enroll at these locations:

South Sound Outreach, 1106 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, (253) 593-2111; Community Health Care, East Tanbara Health Center, 1708 E. 44th St., (253) 722-2154; Hilltop Regional Health Center, 1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, (253) 722-2154; Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd. SW, (253) 847-2304; Planned Parenthood, 1515 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, (206) 320-7610; Planned Parenthood (Puyallup), 702 30th Ave. SW, (206) 3207610; Sea Mar Community Health Care, 2121 S. 19th St., (855) 289-4503; Sea Mar Community Health Care (Puyallup), 10217 125th St. Court E., (855) 289-4503; Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, (253) 383-3900; Eatonville Family Agency, 305 W. Center St., (360) 832-6805; Brown Tones Productions/HELP, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4818 Portland Ave., (253) 238-3642; Korean Women’s Association, 123 E. 96th St., (253) 535-4202; AARTH Ministry, Roosevelt Heights Church, 4819 S. 12th St.

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department organized the “Super Saturday” event with the support of the participating organizations. The Health Department is one of 10 lead organizations that the Washington Health Benefits Exchange selected to train and coordinate local in-person assisters. Through various community agencies, Pierce County residents can get one-on-one support that will allow those who are not likely to use a website or call center to learn about their options and enroll in health coverage.

In October, 6,306 Pierce County residents signed up for health insurance. Of these, 5,786 were Medicaid eligible. Open enrollment continues through March, 2014. Those who are eligible for Medicaid can enroll any time.

For more information on getting health insurance, visit


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