The open enrollment period for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) begins on October 1, 2013. Many libraries will receive requests from their customers for information about the Affordable Care Act and their options as health care consumers. While librarians are not being asked to promote the Affordable Care Act nor to make decisions on behalf of your customers – you are likely to receive requests from customers for information to aid them in their personal decision-making.
This webinar will give you an overview of the information that you need to know on how best to assist your patrons on accessing the Health Insurance Marketplace website to sign up for open enrollment, as well find additional resources to answer any questions that they might have. Establishing partnerships with local and regional agencies and organizations to assist public libraries in providing community outreach to their patrons will also be discussed.