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.

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:

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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Photo: US Dept. of Health & Human Services


Vivianne Mosca-Clark

Good to have this site. thank you

Olga Blackburn
Olga B7 years ago


Patricia S.
Pat S7 years ago

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

Theresa C.
Theresa C7 years ago

Great idea! Thanks for posting!

Kristen Schor
Kristen R7 years ago

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.

Kristy Mitchell
Caro M7 years ago


Jo B.
josie batlles7 years ago

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

Mary Coleman
Mary Coleman7 years ago

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

Karen C.
Karen C7 years ago

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

Brenda Marie C. C.

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