Iowa Library Services is proud to announce a face to face workshop to help you prepare for supporting your customers as they navigate the Affordable Care act.
Description - Public Library Reference and the Affordable Care Act: Helping your Patrons navigate the ACA: The open enrollment period for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) begins on October 1, 2013. While librarians are not being asked to promote the Affordable Care Act, nor to make decisions on behalf of customers, you will likely receive requests for information to aid in personal decision-making.
This session will give you an overview of the information that you need assist your customers as they access the Health Insurance Marketplace website to sign up for open enrollment, as well find additional resources to answer other 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. Angel Robinson, a the Consumer Advocate for the Iowa Insurance Division and Chris Childs, an Education & Outreach Librarian from the University of Iowa Hardin Library are the guest speakers. Time will be set aside at the end of the session for an open forum, where public librarians can ask questions and talk about how there libraries are getting ready for the Oct. 1 Open Enrollment.
Continuing Education Hours: 2
Sessions: There will be morning and afternoon sessions at each location. The material will be the same in both sessions.
Dates and locations:
Johnston Public Library 10AM-12PM and 1 PM - 3 PM.
Coralville Public Library 10AM-12PM and 1 PM - 3 PM.
Please follow this link below to the registration page to sign up for this workshop.
For more information, contact Jay Peterson | Library Consultant | Iowa Library Services