Monday, September 30, 2013

Library resources can help you explore health care options

Big changes are afoot with the introduction of the Health Insurance Marketplace on October 1, 2013. While the Affordable Care Act affects virtually everyone in some way, participants in Badger Care Plus might be particularly affected.

If you are currently enrolled in Badger Care Plus and have received a letter about changes to your coverage, the library has resources available to help you explore your options. There are brochures explaining some of the new insurance programs, and you can use library computers to explore on-line resources at (click on the blue text for a direct link). This site has a lot of information to help you navigate through health insurance options, including answers to frequently asked questions, a checklist of information you'll need to enroll in the Marketplace, and a calculator to estimate your insurance costs. Phone numbers and live chat options are also available if you can't find the answers you need on the site.

Library staff members will help you navigate to the best of their ability; however, please note that they can't make decisions on your behalf. The library is here to help you explore your options, but you're ultimately the one who chooses what course of action is right for you.

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