Help is on the way for Tacomans signing up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.
The Washington Healthplanfinder mobile tour will be at the Tacoma Mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Look for a specially outfitted trailer in the east parking lot, facing Sears and JCPenney.
Trained enrollment experts from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and their community partners will be ready to help people sign up for coverage.
Dubbed “In-Person Assisters,” they can help people without health insurance understand the new health plans. They also can connect people to financial assistance for which they might be eligible.
The trailer is equipped with computers, and the In-Person Assisters can help people sign up for health coverage on the spot and well before the deadline.
Washington Healthplanfinder is a customer-friendly marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance plans and choose the one that best fits their needs and budgets. It is at www.wahealthplanfinder.org.
Individuals making up to $46,000 and families of four making up to $94,000 a year are eligible for financial help to lower the costs of their coverage. Free and low-cost plans also are available.