Navigating Your Healthcare Options @ APL

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Still haven't enrolled in a health care plan? Not sure how Medicaid works? Anchorage Public Library partners with resources in our community to help you and your family find the best options for your health care needs. 

HealthCare Navigators

ACA Open Enrollment is Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, and United Way of Anchorage Healthcare Navigators are ready to help you through a series of Facebook Live events and 1-on-1 appointments on Zoom.

Tuesdays during Open Enrollment, a United Way Healthcare Navigator and Library Staff will talk about a health insurance enrollment topic on Facebook Live. Feel free to submit your questions in the comments. Join us on Facebook at or any of the Anchorage Public Library branch pages.

If you would like to talk to someone 1-on-1 about your specific health insurance needs or schedule an appointment, just send an email to with "health insurance" in the subject line, and a Navigator will follow up with you, or call 211 or 800-478-2221 and ask for a Navigator to follow up. Language translation services are available as needed.

United Way Healthcare Navigators provide free and confidential assistance with:

  • Finding the right healthcare plan for you and your family
  • Applying for coverage at, including applying for financial assistance
  • Renewing or updating your current plan
  • Medicaid and Denali KidCare enrollment marketplace application basics

On November 10th, we went over some of the basics things to know about filling out an application for health care on and answered some frequently asked questions.

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Saving money on health insurance with premium tax credits

On November 17th, we explained how you can save money on health insurance acquired through the marketplace using premium tax credits. 

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All about medicaid & Denali Kidcare

On November 24th we answered frequently asked questions about Medicaid and Denali KidCare.

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understanding health insurance and selecting a plan

On December 1st we discussed some of the basic terminology around health insurance and went over important considerations to keep in mind when selecting a plan.

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if you lose your job-based health insurance

On December 8th, we learned what your options are if you lose your job-based health insurance. 

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last chance to sign up - open enrollment ends 12/15

On December 15th, we reviewed some frequently asked questions about open enrollment. 

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