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Provider Health Insurance Marketplace Toolkit Now Available

Friday, September 13, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jon Noel
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With the Health Insurance Marketplace opening October 1, it will be especially important for health care providers, site administrators and faculty – often the most trusted sources for health information – to know where to direct individuals and families for the most current and accurate resources.

To assist, HRSA has officially launched the Provider Marketplace Toolkit! This toolkit includes a range of resources and materials that clinicians, educators and health care administrators can use to learn more about the Marketplace and inform patients about their new health care options, how insurance works, and the benefits of having insurance. It also includes materials for providers to learn more about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

The toolkit, HRSA.gov/AffordableCareAct/Toolkit is divided into four components.

Affordable Care Act Basics

Includes:

  • Overview of the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace; State-specific information; Marketplace enrollment timeline; Consumer assistance information.
  • Review fact sheets, including 10 Things Providers Need to Know about the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Click on links to Healthcare.gov (Spanish: Cuidadodesalud.gov)and Marketplace.cms.gov for additional resources for consumers and providers, respectively

Patient Handouts and Education

Includes:

  • Eligibility information; Consumer assistance resources; Information directing patients where they can go to enroll and find out more about new coverage options.
  • Review fact sheets, including 10 Things to Tell Your Patients about the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Download resources for patients, including a step-by-step coverage enrollment guide
  • Share resources through social media by simply clicking the Facebook, Twitter and/or Google+ icons

Business Operations

Includes:

  • Information about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP); the health care law; and business operations.
  • Access state-specific Marketplace and consumer assistance information

Training and Education

Includes:

  • Sample slides, webinars and other materials that can be shared with health professionals.
  • Earn CME/CE credit through trainings on preventative services covered by the ACA
  • Use Health Insurance Marketplace PowerPoint presentations to help educate colleagues and students

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