NCompass Live: Libraries and the New Health Insurance Marketplace


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July 17, 2013.

Library staff across Nebraska are accustomed to helping customers figure out how to use computers to access government information, but it’s always challenging to get everyone up and ready for something new. In the coming months, materials and training will be developed to prepare librarians for helping the library customers who will need assistance enrolling in the Health Insurance options made available by the Affordable Care Act. In this session, you will learn about resources that are currently available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for professionals helping people apply and the new online toolkit and training webinars that are being created specifically for librarians by WebJunction. Speakers: Mary Sauers, Government Information Services Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission and Kendra Morgan, Senior Program Manager, OCLC WebJunction.

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NCompass Live: Libraries and the New Health Insurance Marketplace

  2. 2. • • 1-800-318-2596, TTY: 1-855-889-4325 • 402-471- 2201
  3. 3. • -- For professionals learning about the Marketplace: • Partners (Navigators and Counselors with a sample application) • Training presentations (Overview, 101, and SHOP) and Training Webinar schedule • Official Resources (Brochures, Fact sheets, articles • Get Answers (FAQs) • Email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for updates
  4. 4. • -- For consumers to learn about and buy insurance ; will connect consumers with the correct exchange. Examples: Nebraska consumers enroll through (the Federal exchange, Colorado connects to • -- Nebraska Department of Insurance -- 402-471-2201 • Some information, more technical, Navigator and Agent pages still under construction. Clicking on top links, then a left side link will bring up different information. Other states, check with your Department of Insurance. • My call to NDOI Consumer Affairs referred me to ; no date set for list of Nebraska Navigators/Counselors on their website, but will be there by October 1st. • No information on the Nebraska DHHS site, call to them referred me to Dept. of Insurance, no plans readily available for information on the website. • Questions from organizations about being Navigators/Counselors
  5. 5. Welcome to the Health Insurance Marketplace! Now that you’ve signed up for email updates, you’re one step closer to getting the health coverage you need. We’ll send you tips and alerts that will help you stay on track to get health insurance that fits your budget and meets your needs. Enrollment in health plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace starts October 1, 2013. Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014. To get a head start, find out what you can do now to get ready to enroll. Want answers fast? Just answer a few quick questions to find out what programs you may qualify for and learn about topics that matter to you most. Feeling social? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more news and updates about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Visit to watch videos and check us out on Google+. And remember, you can always update your state info, change your notification settings, or subscribe to new topics by changing your subscriber preferences.