ISU Extension and Outreach Offers "Smart Choice" Health Insurance Marketplace

With the opening of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace  this month, many Iowans are taking an active interest in their health insurance options. However, as they consider essential benefits, additional coverage and pre-existing conditions, they may feel overwhelmed by the choices.
ISU Extension and Outreach is providing research-based education to help consumers understand health insurance concepts and terms, evaluate their own health insurance needs, examine insurance plans and select a plan that fits their needs and budget.
In the changing world of health insurance, understanding your options enables you to make the best choice for your situation. The new Health Insurance Marketplace, will introduce you to how it works and how to reduce your costs for health insurance and health care. Two-hour workshops are also being offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
For more information, Affordable Care Act Resources  for Consumers are available.
Muscatine County Acces Points for assistance for enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace are:
Muscatine County Community Services (MCCS)  offers assistance for individuals who access support services through MCCS.
Musser Public Library  offers access to computers and assistance with accessing the  www.HealthCare.gov  website.
Senior Resources in Muscatine offers assistance specifically to those individuals age 60 or older.
Trinity Muscatine Public Health  offers Spanish speaking assistance and assistance in signing up for insurance--especially those under 133% poverty level.

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