Are you in an insurance crisis? Or maybe you’re just looking to go deeper into this topic? There are many free and low-cost resources available to help you. Here are a few:
Just as you would call 9-1-1 in an emergency, you can call 2-1-1 (www.211.org) from anywhere in North America using your phone or computer to speak to a specialist in your community who can help you find a variety of free services including:
- Disaster and emergency help
- Housing and food assistance
- Employment and education opportunities
- Help starting a business
- Help for special groups such as veterans and victims of domestic abuse
Insurance Information Institute
Find insurance statistics and a glossary of common insurance terms at www.iii.org.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Find consumer guides at www.naic.org/index_consumer.htm and information on insurance scams at InsureUonline.org.
Affordable Care Act Insurance
Determine eligibility and find insurance under the Affordable Care Act at www.Healthcare.gov.
Coverage for All
Take a health coverage eligibility quiz at www.CoverageForAll.org.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Get basic health insurance information at www.hhs.gov/programs/health-insurance/index.html.
Visit longtermcare.gov for information on caring for aging family members or preparing for your own long-term care, including what is covered by Medicare/Medicaid.