Tuesday, February 18, 2014

MSU Extension helps Michigan residents take control of their health insurance choices

More Michigan consumers than ever are faced with having to make difficult health insurances choices – many for the first time. Through a series of free, unbiased educational programs, Michigan State University Extension hopes to help people make smart health insurance decisions for themselves and their families. 

To help people understand the confusing and complex health insurance landscape, MSU Extension is hosting a series of weekly “Smart Choice” educational webinars and launching a new website to explain insurances changes. The classes are free and open to the public. A current list of upcoming webinars can be found at aca.msue.msu.edu. Webinars are currently held every Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. through March 31.

Organizations that provide health or community assistance, or employers looking to provide education for their employees can also contact MSU Extension directly at healthinsurance@anr.msu.edu and request information about setting up an in-person training session.

For more information about the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Marketplace, and how both affect the people, families and businesses in Michigan, visit aca.msue.msu.edu.