Healthy Communities are Strong Communities
When people are healthy they are more likely to succeed in school and work and to have a better quality of life. Your support through United Way helps to build a stronger community by fighting for every person to have access to the physical and mental health care they need to live healthier lives.
Access to Health Care
Health care access is critical to overall well-being and the ability to participate in our community. United Way is committed to connecting Alaskans to quality, affordable health insurance coverage.
Health Insurance Marketplace® at HealthCare.gov
Open Enrollment for 2024 coverage runs Nov 1 – Jan 16
Act by Dec 15 for coverage starting January 1, 2024
United Way Healthcare Navigators provide free, unbiased, and confidential information and enrollment assistance by phone, online, or in-person. A Navigator can answer any questions you may have about insurance and help you:
• Find the right Marketplace healthcare plan for you and your family
• Apply for coverage at HealthCare.gov, including finding and applying for any cost savings you qualify for
• Renew or update your current Marketplace plan
• Enroll in Medicaid and Denali KidCare
To connect with a United Way Healthcare Navigator:
or TEXT GetCoveredAK to 898-211
Click here for a list WALK-IN enrollment help opportunities.
A Denali KidCare Partnership
Every child in Alaska deserves to have the best start in life, but Alaska consistently ranks in the top five states with the most uninsured children. Kids who are uninsured are more likely to have unmet health needs which can lead to lifelong challenges, and we want to turn this around. That’s why Alaska Children’s Trust partnered with Alaska 2-1-1 to launch the Denali KidCare help text line.
If a child in your care is currently uninsured, text KIDCARE to 898-211 to see if they are eligible to receive FREE health care and receive free, confidential support from a United Way Healthcare Navigator to enroll in the program.
Helping Families Save on Prescriptions
One of the biggest barriers to health can be the affordability of prescription drugs. United Way is working with the SingleCare Community Service Partnership to help people get their much-needed prescription medications they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.
The SingleCare Prescription Discount Card provides discounts of up to 80%, is available for free to everyone, and requires no paperwork. Get yours today.
Alcohol overuse is the top health issue for Alaskans. United Way is partnering with this coalition working to reduce the harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption in Alaska through systemic change. The focus is on long-term improvements that will increase understanding about the effects of excessive alcohol use, change social norms, and improve access to information about treatment.