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October 26, 2017

Maintaining Consumer Health Confidence in the Face of Changes

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It’s October, which means we once again celebrate Health Literacy Month, a time for organizations to promote the importance of clear, understandable health information. It’s also open enrollment season, with Medicare’s open enrollment running October 15 through December 7, the Federal Marketplace’s open enrollment starting up soon on November 1 and going through December 15, and many states holding their exchange open enrollment periods around the same time.

October 31, 2016

A Quick Guide to Health Insurance

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Through our work at the MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy, we know that health insurance continues to be a challenge for many consumers. To help bridge the knowledge gap so consumers can make informed health decisions, we must increase health insurance literacy.

October 17, 2016

Health Insurance Literacy: Communicating Access to Coverage

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As we mark the sixth year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we can celebrate the enrollment of tens of millions of people who have historically been uninsured into health insurance programs. However, we also know that problems — particularly around health insurance literacy — still persist. Health insurance literacy is the degree to which individuals have the knowledge, ability and confidence to find and evaluate information about health plans, select the best plan for their financial and health circumstances, and use the plan once enrolled.

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