California Healthline: CMS Launches Educational Campaign About ACA Insurance

CMS on Monday launched a federal campaign, called “From Coverage to Care,” that is designed to educate consumers about the Affordable Care Act and promote the law’s benefits, The Hillreports (Al-Faruque [1], The Hill, 6/16).

According to CQ HealthBeat, the initiative builds on a pilot program conducted in four states. 

CMS on the expanded website has uploaded 10 videos and a booklet that aim to help first-time health insurance enrollees or those who have only a rudimentary understanding of health insurance understand how insurance works, how they can renew or enroll in coverage plans, how to calculate deductibles and how to locate a physician. The booklet — which consumers can download, print or receive through the mail — also provides a glossary of terms related to coverage, such as “out-of-network copayment” and “specialist.”

The website’s materials are available in English and Spanish, and users can also access discussion guides designed for people or agencies tasked with helping new enrollees, including community groups and enrollment assistors (Adams, CQ HealthBeat, 6/16). 

Continue reading here: http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2014/6/17/cms-launches-campaign-to-educate-consumers-about-aca-insurance

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