Whatcom Community College Classes Help Consumers Navigate Health Care


Submitted by Whatcom Community College

Questions about enrolling in Medicare or choosing the right health insurance? Consider two upcoming classes offered by Whatcom Community College’s Community and Continuing Education.

First up is Navigating the Marketplace: Health Insurance Options in Whatcom County, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. This interactive forum will present an overview of healthcare reform and its local – and personal – implications. Join presenters from Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA) as they walk through the Washington Healthplanfinder selection process while also teaching and applying key insurance vocabulary. Class content will last one hour, with opportunities for in-person assistance and questions afterward.

People considering Medicare enrollment should join the Medicare 2016 Open Enrollment Information Session, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Presenter Australia Cosby is the local coordinator of the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program. Participants will receive tips and information on next year’s Medicare drug and Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare savings program, and other paths to prescription assistance programs.

Both classes are held in room 209 of Heiner Center on WCC’s campus. There is a $5 enrollment fee for each class. For more information or to enroll, visit whatcomcommunityed.com or call 360.383.3200.

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