University extension to explain Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Are you asking how the Affordable Care Act will affect you and your community? University of Missouri Extension is offering an informational session about the new health care law that can help families, individuals and businesses understand their options and responsibilities.

The session is Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Healthy Nevada Innovation Center (2nd floor of Nevada Library), 212 W. Walnut St., Nevada.

To register call 417-448-2560. There is no charge. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Informational session is part of MU Extension's Health Insurance Education Initiative. "The Health Insurance Education Initiative will help Show-Me State citizens understand their health insurance options and learn how to get help in their own communities if they choose to enroll in Missouri's health insurance marketplace," said Brenda Procter, associate professor of consumer and family economics for MU Extension.

A new website, at extension.missouri.edu/insure, provides educational materials and links to information. There's a map of Missouri educators who can provide local workshops and a calendar where you can learn about upcoming events near you. "The website is a one-stop source for factual, unbiased information about the changes in health insurance that are required by the new law," Procter said.

MU Extension's Health Insurance Education Initiative website will also provide resources for the state's small businesses, including information about tax credits for offering insurance to employees and explanations of rules that might affect their bottom line, she said.

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