About Us

Our team here at HealthCare Options and MedicareHelpNow.com is pleased to be able to assist you in your enrollment in Medicare and in the choosing of the right plan that will best fit your needs.  We are impartial as we represent almost all the plans available where you live.  We will provide you with honest and straightforward advice.  Client service is a commitment we make each and every day.  Whether you are a new inquiry or have been a client for the last 30 years.  We will always be here to support you as our healthcare system continues to change and adjust.  Honest advice and a team with a heart for service.

Craig and Karen Riley, Owners and agents

Craig and Karen RileyBoth Craig and Karen have extensive background in medical/health/dental services. Karen spent 40 years as a career hygienist and dental office manager and Craig has a degree in Health Care Administration and has owned and operated Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agency, Medical Transport Services and for the last 30 years has owned and operated Medicare Help Now and MHN Consultants. They are dedicated to providing quality service and take pride in helping others find access to the health care services they need.

Besides running the agency, they are pleased to give back to the community to those who are struggling to make ends meet and to find a better life. They are supporters of Open House Ministries for the homeless, Teach 1 to Lead 1, a mentoring program for at risk youth and Children of Promise which empowers local communities in 30 countries around the world assist children and families with health care, food and clothing.


James Teague
Director of Sales

James Teague joined the team in 2019 however he started in the industry in 2005 after graduating in the top of his class at Warner Southern College. He enjoys collaborating with individuals and business owners on their financial plans for the future. During his first few years his focus was working on personal home and auto Insurance for State Farm Insurance. He later formed ProRisk Advisors, a business advisory firm. His current goal is to play golf in all 50 states, only 16 to go! 

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Melanie Grasseth

My younger years were much like a rolling stone living everywhere from Coast-to-Coast landing back in the beautiful Pacific NW in 2009. I earned my Associate Degree from our very own Clark College, just a stone’s throw away from the MedicareHelpNow office. Most of my professional background has been on the patient contact side of healthcare so taking care of people is in my blood and brings me great joy. My children and I love all thing outdoors especially in or near the water. If I’m not outside having fun with the kids, you can usually find me volunteering at community events in support of our local veterans (unless it is Saturday during college football season) then you will find me hoopin’ and hollerin’ for the Crimson Tide. GO BAMA!!!


Erik Nelson
Clinic and Broker Relationship Manager

The Pacific Northwest is a great place to live.  Easy access to the coast makes a trip to the beach a family favorite.  Growing up in this area I appreciate our overcast and rainy days.  This is especially true in the Fall when the leaves turn their golden yellows and deep reds.Hobbies include supporting our local Little League and Scholastic Band Programs.  Another favorite is partaking in the numerous coffee roasters in the area.  Yes! I love coffee.


Allie Hoppe
Admin Assistant

I am from Bartlesville, Oklahoma. I earned my Bachelor of Science in business Marketing with a minor in Human Resources from Oklahoma State University. I moved to Vancouver in February of 2018. I love the Pacific NW and all the camping and hiking it has to offer for me and my crazy Dalmatian, Gus. I've been a part of the HealthCare Options NW team since July of 2018, I have learned so much from Craig and the team and I look forward to assisting you with your Medicare plan!


Joan Hille
Admin Assistant

I was born and raised in the Pacific NW and after graduating from Ridgefield High School I moved to California and began working for Anheuser Busch. After retirement I moved back home. I love the beauty of the Pacific NW and in my spare time enjoy hiking, kayaking and hanging out with my goldendoodle JAX.

Giving Back to the Community

We believe in giving back to our community. Check out the following community services, you might want to help as well:

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Teach One to Lead One

Teach One to Lead One: A community mentoring program that teaches universal principles that lead at risk youth in a life of purpose and potential.


Community Foundation of SW Washington

Committed to equipping homeless families with the tools necessary for resolving issues that lead to poverty and homelessness. We dedicate ourselves to helping them restore healthy relationships with each other, with their community and with Christ.


Open House Ministries

The Open House Family Shelter In Vancouver, WA Is a life-restoring ministry helping homeless families regain their independence and their lives.


We're Moving to a New Office!

1101 SE Tech Center Dr, Suite #140, Vancouver, WA 98683

Phone: (866) 606-8093

E-Mail: office@medicarehelpnow.com

All health insurance sold is processed through the licensed entity of Baldwin Risk Partners


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