in-person assister network

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.