Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Health Insurance Search Tool

Source: HHS.gov

New insurance finder web tool simplifies the process of searching for health coverage

WASHINGTON, DC- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the release of  a new HealthCare.gov web tool available for download that makes searching for coverage options even easier than before.

“HealthCare.gov is a valuable resource for small businesses, consumers, and their families to search for coverage options and understand the new benefits under the Affordable Care Act,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.  “By putting the power of information at your fingertips, HealthCare.gov is helping American families everywhere to take control over their health care and make the choices that are right for them.”

The Insurance Finder “widget” enables anyone with a website or blog to embed a tool on their site allowing users to begin the process of searching for coverage options. The tool asks users two initial questions: “select a state” and “which best describes you.” Users then click on “next steps,” and are redirected to a page on HealthCare.gov that continues with the insurance finder process based on answers to their specific questions.

To view the widget and the embed code, visit this page: http://www.healthcare.gov/stay_connected.html

HealthCare.gov allows consumers to search for both public and private health coverage options through an easy to use health insurance finder tool. Based on answers to a series of questions, the coverage finder produces a menu of potential coverage choices personalized for the user.


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