During this tough time, the City of Seattle has been working non-stop to make life as easy as possible for its residents.
Mayor Durkan has ensured that residents feel cared for, by offering healthcare support, immigration-related support, food support, utility bills support, worker support, small business support, as well as home education support.
Below is a list of resources available to the Seattle community during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Qualified individuals without insurance can now receive free or low-cost coverage due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Washington. Those without insurance will be able to enroll in Medicaid through Washington Apple Health during a special enrollment period running until April 8.
You may be eligible for Apple Health for Adults coverage if you’re between the ages of 19 and 64, have an annual household income at or below the Medicaid standards, are a US citizen or meet Medicaid immigration requirements, and are not entitled to Medicare.
Additional program requirements and eligibility can be found through the Washington State Healthcare Authority.
Those looking to enroll must contact the Customer Support Center between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday to Friday at 1-855-923-4633; TTY: 1-855-627-9604, or a local certified broker or navigator, request the SEP and select a plan by April 8 for coverage start date beginning April 1, 2020. Language assistance and disability accommodations are provided at no cost.