Affordable Care Act Resources for Educators

Personal Finance May 05, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

Ask an Expert -- Health Insurance Literacy Community of Practice
This eXtension community exists to help people make smart health insurance choices and to plan for health care costs. The Ask an Expert feature enables consumers to submit their own questions about the Affordable Care Act. Health Insurance Literacy is a group of university faculty from across the U.S. whose goal is to help individuals and families make informed decisions about health care expenses.
Source: eXtension

Affordable Care Act Brochures and Educational Presentations
Includes dozens of links to ACA fact sheets, brochures, videos, and PowerPoint presentations designed for a variety of audiences.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Insurance Marketplace
Training materials about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Helping Consumers Understand and Use Health Insurance in 2014 (PDF document)
This 16-page paper by the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy provides an overview of health insurance terms, public health insurance programs, and health care options (e.g., the bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans) available under the Affordable Care Act.
Source: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

How the Health Care Law Benefits You -- State by State
Includes an interactive U.S. map where users can click on their state to find out about health care options.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Insuring Your Health - Guides and Worksheets
A series of educational tools and publications from the University of Maryland with information and worksheets designed to provide educators with the tools they need to educate their communities about health insurance. The materials cover basic insurance concepts and are designed to help consumers prioritize their needs and make health care decisions. Includes spending plans, worksheets, a glossary of terms, and sample assessments.
Source: University of Maryland Extension

The Affordable Care Act Fact Sheets
Provides links for four separate fact sheets about the ACA including one related to small businesses and rural communities.
Source: University of Wisconsin

Background Information about the Affordable Care Act:

Affordable Care Act – Implementation Timeline (PDF document)
Includes a description of actions that are being taken to implement ACA between 2010 and 2015.
Source: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Key Features of the Affordable Care Act by Year
Includes a description of actions that are being taken to implement ACA between 2010 and 2015.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Summary of Coverage Provisions in the Affordable Care Act
Provides a 2-page summary of key ACA provisions including the individual mandate and employer requirements.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

eXtension Webinars:

The following are recordings of eXtension Webinars on the Affordable Care Act:

The Basics of the Affordable Care Act
A 60-minute webinar by Roberta Riportella from Kansas State University (7/18/13).

Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business
A 60-minute webinar by Marilyn Schlake and Carol Welte from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (10/10/13).

Farm Families and the Affordable Care Act
A 90-minute webinar by Barbara O’Neill (Rutgers University) and Roberta Riportella (Kansas State University) (10/18/13).

Affordable Care Act - Question and Answer Session
A 60-minute webinar by Barbara O’Neill (Rutgers University) and Roberta Riportella (Kansas State University) (12/2/13).

Other Affordable Care Act resources:

Affordable Care Act Resources for Consumers

Affordable Care Act Resources for Farmers and Agricultural Producers

Affordable Care Act Resources for Small Businesses

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Disclaimer: The Affordable Care Act contains many complex rules. The materials provided here are for informational purposes. They are intended to help you gain a better understanding about the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and how they may affect you. The materials are not intended to be a substitute for personalized, professional advice.