The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has asked federal partners to help disseminate information about the Affordable Care Act’s new Health Insurance Marketplace. Please see the message below from HHS. Feel free to share with your partners, and please let me know if you would like to continue receiving information on this subject.
When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way for individuals, families and small businesses to buy health insurance- the Health Insurance Marketplace.
How You Can Help
There are a variety of ways you may become engaged in Marketplace outreach and education if you so choose. We know you work with a diverse group of people, with diverse needs, who may be seeking information about opportunities offered within the new Marketplace. Consequently, we have complied a list of valuable tools and resources that may assist you and those you serve.
Resources for You and the Communities You Serve
We have a variety of ways for both individuals and stakeholders become engaged with what is happening within their state. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins on October 1 and coverage takes effect in January, 2014. Some states will be operating their own Marketplace, while others are working with the Federal Government to do so.
- http://www.Healthcare.gov is available to help individuals and small businesses make decisions that are right for them, whether they are in need of coverage or already have it.
- For consumers, individuals may visit SignUp.HealthCare.gov to sign up to receive updates as they pertain to new health insurance options, benefits, and resources to spread the word.
- Marketplace.CMS.gov, offers our stakeholders the ability to sign up via our partner list serve and receive more technical information about Health Insurance Marketplace implementation and outreach efforts.
To learn more now about the Health Insurance Marketplace, please visit HealthCare.gov/marketplace or http://www.cms.gov/cciio/ . There are a variety of webinars currently being offered about the Affordable Care Act and how the Health Insurance Marketplace will work, simply click here to register for one that works for you and your schedule. Ready to get started with outreach and education? Training Resources and official resources are available and ready for use.