health insurance

Better Health Together helping community members enroll in health insurance plans

Check out this great feature from the Spokesman Review about the fantastic work our subsidiary Better Health Together is doing to help folks in Eastern Washington sign up for health insurance.  If you want to learn more about BHT and what they are doing to help make Eastern Washington the state's healthiest region, take a look at their website.

Recap from State of Reform 2016!

We are always delighted to be a part of the conversation at Washington State of Reform!  Take a peek at the video below, produced by the wonderful State of Reform staff, which features EHF's new Chief Strategy Officer for Health Systems, Alisha Fehrenbacher, Better Health Together Executive Director Alison Carl White, and healthcare leaders from across the state.

BHT Working to Further Reduce the Rate of Uninsured in Eastern Washington

Spokesman Review columnist Shawn Vestal highlights our subsidiary Better Health Together's successful efforts to reduce the rate of uninsured in Eastern Washington, prompting discussion about increasing provider capacity to meet the growing demand.  Increasing access to health care does not stop at reducing uninsured rates, which is why EHF is also investing in growing the provider pipeline and increasing the number of health care providers in our region.  Check out the full article on the Spokesman's website, or download the PDF below.

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In-Person Assisters working to further reduce uninsured during open enrollment

Given that it is open enrollment for the Washington Health Benefits Exchange, we at EHF wanted to give a huge shout out to our subsidiary Better Health Together's In-Person Assister Network (IPAN) for playing a central role in radically reducing the uninsured rate in its region. IPAN enrolled over 84,000 people in its first year of operation alone, and Spokane County's uninsured rate has dropped from about 13% in 2013 to about 5% in 2015.

Check out this Spokesman article featuring IPAN program manager Curt Fackler or download the PDF below to get a sense of how the IPAN team works with individuals and families to connect them to coverage!

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Check out KHQ's coverage of the story as well!

Better Health Together Awarded $307,000 to Continue Health Plan Enrollment Assistance

Congratulations to our subsidiary Better Health Together on securing a two-year, $307,000 grant to continue their partnership with the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange assisting individuals and families enroll in health insurance through the Washington Health Plan Finder!  Better Health Together's In-Person Assister Network has been one of the most impactful programs that EHF has supported, helping achieve a radical reduction in the uninsured rate in our region.  The In-Person Assister Network successfully enrolled over 84,000 individuals throughout its 14-county region from 2013 to 2014, and Spokane's uninsured rate has dropped from 13% in 2013 to just 5% in 2015.

We are delighted to continue support the efforts of our 150 on-the-ground navigators to make sure that every person in our community has health insurance
— Alison Carl White, Executive Director, Better Health Together

We are excited for Better Health Together to continue building on the success of the In-Person Assister Network with this continued partnership, and congratulations again to the wonderful team behind the work!

Visit BetterHealthTogether.org and WAHealthPlanFinder.org to learn more.