The Affordable Care Act’s deadline to buy health insurance and apply for financial help is fast approaching, but many Nebraskans admit they don’t know where to go or what to do to get started.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will help consumers get up to speed on the health care law at a free information session Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Norfolk.
The session, “Navigating the New Health Care Law,” runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Divots Conference Center.
A presentation on the basics of the law and what consumers need to know most will be presented. There will be questions and answers, and an opportunity for individuals to receive one-on-one consultation with an advisor.
Two groups of individuals will benefit the most from the free information session:
• Uninsured persons, who are required to have health insurance in 2014 or face a penalty under the health care law
• Those who currently have individual/family coverage, as most people will need a new plan in 2014 that meets the requirements of the law.
“Polls show that Americans have very limited knowledge of the law,” said Tom Gilsdorf, BCBSNE’s director of product development. “Our goal is to help Nebraskans learn how the law will impact them, and help them find out if they are eligible for tax credits that will lower their monthly premium.”
RSVP at www.nebraskablue.com/signup or (402) 982-7633.