Last week, Healthcare.gov relaunched its website with a new look and a new focus on providing information related to eligibility and enrollment in the new state health benefit exchanges (or “marketplaces”).
The site now allows you to put in basic information about yourself to find out what types of health insurance programs or savings you may be eligible for come this fall. There is even a live chat function to allow you to ask basic questions about how the Exchange will work and get them answered in real time.
The purpose for this face lift is to get information out to the masses to prepare them for the changes that are coming this fall, and the decisions they will need to make around health insurance starting October 1st.
You can check out the new site at the same URL: www.healthcare.gov (or in Spanish at www.cuidadodesalud.gov). To learn more about the changes made, click here to check out the press release issued by HHS.