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You and Health Insurance: The Why, What and How for Making a Smart Choice

Group of business woman and men sitting at table with question marks held in front of face.Given upcoming changes in health care insurance plans, Delawareans may be feeling confused about their options. Consumers say they are puzzled about making health insurance purchase decisions. They say they don’t know how to make sense of the plans and terms and are not confident about how to make a good choice.

Experts from the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension want to help reduce the confusion and increase individuals’ capability and confidence so people will be able to make a smart choice regarding their health insurance decisions. Information sessions will be conducted to help individuals with those decisions.

Sessions will be held in Newark on April 30th from 3-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m, and in Dover on May 7th from 10 a.m.-noon. This program will help participants explore the information needed to make the best health insurance decision for them and their family based on their needs and how much they can afford.  The programs are free but pre-registration is required.  Click here to be taken to the registration form for additional details.

As a result of attending these sessions those attending will have increased consumer knowledge and self-confidence in making health insurance decisions. Participants will be able to discuss the importance of health insurance, explore ways in which you can access health insurance, explore what information you need to make a health insurance decision and practice using the consumer guide book to evaluate and make a health insurance decision.

For more information about making financial decisions please visit the Family and Consumer Sciences portion of the Cooperative Extension website or view this YouTube video about Ask Health Literacy.