Penn State website provides resources for new health insurance marketplace

From CDT staff reportsSeptember 30, 2013 

A group of Penn State experts have launched a website to provide resources to people who will use the health insurance marketplace created under the federal Affordable Care Act.

The website, http://extension.psu.edu/health/insurance, was developed by Penn State Extension specialists so that people in Pennsylvania can research the policies before they enroll, said Cathy Bowen, a consumer issues professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Bowen said the website provides consolidated information in a “no-frills format.”

The open enrollment period in the health insurance marketplace starts Tuesday and will go through March 31. Coverage will begin as early Jan. 1.

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