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West Hawaii Community Health Center has trained and certified Enrollment and Outreach Assisters that provide assistance for individuals and families who want to apply for affordable health insurance. Assistance includes the following:

  1. Helping consumers understand the information on insurance options that includes a full range of qualified health plans and other insurance affordability programs.
  2. Interviewing consumers to assess and explain eligibility and circumstances affecting plan eligibility, comparing plan benefits, and answering questions about coverage options and cost-sharing requirements.
  3. Helping consumers submit the application.
  4. Providing referrals to any applicable office of health insurance consumer assistance or any other appropriate State agency or agencies/consumer assistance programs for anyone with questions, grievances, complaints or questions about health plans or services.
  5. Information will be provided in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the needs of the population being served, including individuals with limited English proficiency.
  6. Ensuring accessibility and usability of tools and functions for consumers with disabilities in accordance with the American Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act.

Assistance is free and confidential. Sign-up is also available online at

Contact an Enrollment/Outreach Assister today at West Hawaii Community Health Center:

Walter Lanwi
Phone: (808) 785-8201

Beonka Snyder
Phone: (808) 327-0803


What does the online Marketplace offer?

  1. Compare health insurance plans with different companies
  2. Find out if you qualify for savings through low or no-cost health plans
  3. Enroll online once you find the plan that fits your needs.


What “essential health benefits” will I receive?

  1. Hospitalization
  2. Ambulatory services (visits to doctors and other health care professionals and outpatient hospital care)
  3. Emergency services
  4. Maternity and newborn care
  5. Mental health and substance abuse services
  6. Prescription drugs
  7. Lab tests
  8. Chronic disease management: “well” services and preventives services including screenings of blood pressure, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, obesity screening and counseling, tobacco use counseling and interventions, and breast-feeding counseling.
  9. Pediatric services for children, including dental and vision care
  10. Rehabilitative and habilitative services, which include helping a person maintain or improve functioning for daily living. (e.g., a child who cannot walk or talk at expected age, occupational speech therapy)


How does the Affordable Health Care Law Make Coverage more affordable?

  1. Provides just treatment for people with pre-existing health conditions
  2. Helps people who have low and middle-incomes acquire health coverage
  3. Provides fairer and more affordable health coverage for young adults, women, and older generations.
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