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HHS Unveils Interactive Insurance-Finder Widget

HHS Unveils Interactive Insurance-Finder Widget

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., 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 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:

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.

See the widget and get the embed code here.

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10:15AM PDT on Sep 13, 2010

Good to have this site. thank you

5:24AM PDT on Sep 4, 2010


6:06AM PDT on Sep 3, 2010

Mary Coleman,
You are so right. Government invented. Beware!

3:28PM PDT on Aug 30, 2010

Great idea! Thanks for posting!

2:17PM PDT on Aug 30, 2010

The widget worked fine for me. I understood everything. It wasn't that difficult for someone raised in the information generation. I sent the info to my 64 year old mother; that is the true test of ease of use.

8:18AM PDT on Aug 29, 2010


7:56AM PDT on Aug 29, 2010

Site was down when I tried it ...will try again later on ..Thank you for sharing x

11:58PM PDT on Aug 28, 2010

I truly figure this gidget gadget is going to work about as well as about anything else the goverment comes up I'll try renewing my plates through the DMV website!!!

1:27AM PDT on Aug 28, 2010

I tried to use the site and it was down but will try again.

8:17PM PDT on Aug 27, 2010

Great idea. Thank you for the post.So helpful.

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