The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has announced a new interactive widget to assist consumers in figuring out their health care coverage options.
The widget embed code is available to anyone who wishes to post it on their own website or blog.
Healthcare.gov, the official website and landing place for information regarding the Affordable Health Care Act, uses the tool to prompt visitors to fill out two fields:
- 1) select your state
- 2) choose from a drop down menu of options describing your health care situation
The “next step” button brings visitors to the insurance finder process.
It is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process that helps you search public and private health coverage options so you know where you stand.
If you own a health-related website or blog, you might want to grab the embed code and install the widget for your own readers. To see the widget and get the embed code, visit: Stay Connected
Healthcare.gov is one of the requirements of the Affordable Health Care Act and lists the names of insurers and their health plans, along with links to insurers for more complete information.
The site also includes:
- a tool to compare care quality of hospitals, nursing homes, and dialysis facilities; and
- information on what the health care reform laws really mean.
In 2014, when the bulk of the health care legislation takes effect, additional websites will come online for the mandatory state-based insurance exchanges, making it easier for small business and people in the individual market to research health insurance options.
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Photo: US Dept. of Health & Human Services