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Health Insurance Marketplace: Insurance Jargon and Upcoming Dates

Posted by on January 7th, 2015 Posted in: News From NNLM PNR


health insurance marketplaceThe Health Insurance Marketplace is going strong.  Recently, Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said, “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, so far nearly 6.4 million consumers, including about 1.9 million new consumers, have access to quality, affordable health coverage for 2015 through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. This law is working, and families are better off as a result.”

However, insurance jargon is often confusing and may be a factor in the reluctance of individuals applying through the Marketplace.  If your library or organization is providing assistance regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace, the links that follow may be helpful for those who may be confused by these unfamiliar terms:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides a handout
http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Files/Downloads/uniform-glossary-final.pdf

Families USA, a non-profit, non-partisan partnering organization focusing on quality affordable healthcare
http://familiesusa.org/sites/default/files/product_documents/Health-Basics-English_063014_web.pdf

Enroll by January 15 for coverage starting February 1.  Deadline for enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace is February 15.

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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