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Insurance Resources

Computer screen with 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:

2-1-1

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.

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