Coming This Month: Health Insurance Marketplace Trainings

Two months from today – on October 1, 2013 the online Health Insurance Marketplace will open in every state and the District of Columbia. No matter what state you live in, you’ll be able to use the Marketplace to apply for coverage, compare your options, and enroll. As we get closer to the opening of the Marketplace, growing numbers of people – maybe even you – want to know more about this new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.

To help you learn more the Health Insurance Marketplaces, this month and next month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are offering a series of online webinars.  Read the descriptions, review the schedules below, and select the free online session that best meets your information needs. (Note: Webinar audio will be delivered over the Internet (VOIP) and will play through your computer speakers or you can stream audio from a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet.)

Health Insurance Marketplace 101

This webinar is for people who want to better understand the basics of the Health Insurance Marketplace. It includes an overview of the accomplishments of the Affordable Care Act, and a basic introduction to the Marketplace (Exchanges) highlighting who is eligible and how the Marketplace will work.

Date Time Webinar Link
August 8, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Exit Disclaimer
August 28, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Exit Disclaimer
September 5, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Exit Disclaimer
September 25, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Exit Disclaimer
Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

This webinar is designed for those who help people make informed health coverage decisionsThis detailed review of the Marketplace (Exchanges) includes eligibility, enrollment, plan structure, Medicaid expansion, and the streamlined application. This session covers many of the same topics as the Health Insurance Marketplace 101 session, but it is provided in more depth.  The organizers suggest you take this or Marketplace 101, not both.

Date Time Webinar Link
August 14, 2013 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET Exit Disclaimer
September 11, 2013 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET Exit Disclaimer

Be sure to visit to get more of your questions answered about health care reform and the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplaces.

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