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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Public Libraries, Affordable Care Act & Health Insurance Marketplace: Key Resources for Librarians

National Marketplace Toll Free Call Center

1-800-318-2596

TTY 1-855-889-4325

Customer Service Representative are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SHOP Employer Call Center

1-800-706-7893

TTY 1-800-706-7915

Customor Service Representatives are available Monday-Friday, from 9am-7pm Eastern Time.

Kaiser Tax Credit Calculator

Accessing the Health Insurance Marketplace

Patrons can access the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov or the Spanish version CuidadoDeSalud.gov.  Clicking on the Get Insurance tab of the Healthcare.gov site will provide customized information on the Health Insurance Marketplace for individuals and families as well as small business owners. Starting October 1, 2013, the site will enable partrons to complete an application and see various plan options. Prior to that date, information will be provided to help patrons get ready for the process. Information is customized based on the state in which patrons live.

Rural Health Information Hub

The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues.

OCLC Webjunction: Health Happens in Libraries

Health Happens in Libraries is a program to improve public library eHealth services and increase library staff capacity to respond to patron requests for information regarding the Affordable Care Act.  

Iowa Interagency Team Contact Information

 Angel Robinson: Consumer Advocate, Iowa Insurance Division

Jennifer Steenblock: Affordable Care Act Project Coordinator, Iowa Department of Human Services

 Abby McGill:  Office of Health Care Transformation at Iowa Department of Public Health

Angie Doyle-Scar: Office of Health Care Transformation at Iowa Department of Public Health