ISU Extension and Outreach in Muscatine Will be Hosting Free Online Course on Health Insurance for Farm Families

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ISU Extension and Outreach in Muscatine Will be Hosting Free Online Course on Health Insurance for Farm Families   Scheduled for March 13th
Statewide, IA. – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides important benefits for farm families: expanded coverage, a greater choice of insurance providers, and tax credits for small employers that offer coverage to their employees. Farmers are affected by ACA regulations in two ways. First, farm families, like other Americans, are consumers who will be making health care decisions for their families. Second, many farmers employ farm workers on a temporary (seasonal) or permanent basis and may be affected by the Affordable Care Act employer mandate provisions. With new options and requirements in health care, farm families are invited to attend a free workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 
The workshop will help Iowa farm families understand how to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects them as consumers making health care decisions for their families and as employers of farm workers.
The workshop will take place statewide.  Muscatine County Extension will be a host site on Thursday, March 13th, 10:00am – 11:30am online at https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/acafarmfamilies/.      or, on the day of the webinar, go the this web address 10 -15 minutes prior to the webinar, click on the ‘Enter as Guest’ button, type in your first and last name, and click ‘Enter Room’. Please be patient and wait while the meeting room opens.
Through “You and Health Insurance: Making a Smart Choice for Farm Families” workshop, attendees will increase their knowledge and understanding of:

  • New health insurance options and requirements
  • Features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for farm families
  • Resources to provide additional information about the ACA and health care
    decision-making

 “This program is about helping farm families understand their options given the changes in the health care law,” says Joyce Lash, family finance specialist of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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