HPCI News: Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace

To: Members and selected others

Two items:

1) Find the latest information on the Iowa Insurance Marketplace by going to the Iowa Health Buyers Alliance website home page under "Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and your new coverage options", click on the link "Have health insurance questions."

2) Iowa’s Interagency Workgroup will be traveling across the state of Iowa to inform the public of the upcoming changes to health care coverage and the Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace (previously known as the exchange). The kickoff meeting will be held in Des Moines on Saturday, September 21, 2013 (at the Kelly Conference Room at UnityPointHealth, 1415 Woodland Ave., Des Moines). Other meetings will be:
Dubuque - October 1st
Iowa City - October 22nd
Cedar Rapids - October 23rd
Burlington - October 26th

View this PDF for more details.

The State Interagency Team wants to be sure they are available to Iowans to provide them with timely and accurate information to dispel misunderstandings or clarify the confusion about the changes in healthcare coverage and the new federal requirements (as we all know the rules of health reform can be complicated). This will be a wonderful opportunity to have a chance to discuss you questions with experts from the state.

The goal is to help Iowans make informed decisions regarding their health coverage as 2014 and also to make sure employers and employees understand what is changing. Please assist the Interagency Team in getting the word out about this important opportunity as open enrollment and 2014 moves closer every day.

Your state agencies are excellent sources of information, please help us in sharing that with all of those who need it. For more information contact:

Angel Robinson
Insurance Consumer Advocate, Iowa Insurance Division
Two Ruan Bldg., Fourth Floor, 601 Locust Street, Iowa 50309
Office: 515-281-4038 Toll Free: 1-877-955-1212
Fax: 515-281-3059
Email: Angel.Robinson@iid.iowa.gov
website: insuranceca.iowa.gov

Paul M. Pietzsch, MPH
HPCI - IHBA Office
4430 Ashley Park Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
(515) 778-6300

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