How health insurance could help thousands in Renton

RentonThe arrival of affordable health insurance could make a big difference in Renton, where 20% of adults under age 65 are uninsured. Starting this fall, Renton residents will have a new way to find, compare and enroll in affordable health insurance plans. It’s called Washington Healthplanfinder. Enrollment begins on Oct. 1, 2013 for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2014.

An analysis by Public Health – Seattle & King County found that in Renton:

  • 12,493 people are uninsured, which is about 20% of the population
  • Of the uninsured, 3,783 people will be eligible for Medicaid through the expansion
  • Of the uninsured, 6,850 will be eligible for subsidies and tax credits through the Health Benefit Exchange

To compare Renton with other King County cities, check out the color-coded map showing which cities have the highest rates of insurance coverage.

Renton has partnered with several local organizations to help its residents get enrolled in health insurance. Attend any of these events for in-person assistance and to enroll on the spot. More details about enrollment events:

  • HealthPoint Renton Enrollment:
    Mondays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • St. Anthony Catholic Parish Enrollment:
    10/9 and 10/16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • WorkSource Renton Enrollment:
    Every Tuesday during open enrollment from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Renton Housing Authority Enrollment:
    10/8 from 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Salvation Army Enrollment:
    10/17 and 10/30 from 4:30 p.m-7:30 pm
  • Renton Library Enrollment:
    10/2, 11/6, 12/4 from 1-5pm
    10/10, 11/14, 12/12 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Renton Highlands Library:
    10/21, 11/18, 12/16 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

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