Health Insurance Library
This page is intended to serve as a “Health Insurance Library”. A resource that you can bookmark and return to whenever you have healthcare or health insurance related questions. The resources contained here include articles, statistics, infographics, educational resources and more. Utilize the resources here to learn more about the health insurance marketplace, and products. This health insurance library will be frequently updated with new resources, so stop back periodically to see whats new.
Misc. Health Insurance Resources & Tools
Obamacare Exemption Qualification Tool (Courtesy of Healthcare.gov)
Health Insurance Application Checklist Listing of documents and information you will need to have handy when applying for an individual health insurance plan.
Medicaid Provider Search (by state) Search tool for each state who identifies what physicians accept Medicaid patients
Obamacare Subsidy Calculator (courtesy of HealthNetwork)
Understanding Medicare Courtesy of TransAmerica Center for Health Studies
Healthcare Guide For Veterans Courtesy of TransAmerica Center For Health Studies
Free Prescription Drug Card Free card, pre-activated and ready to use. No cost. No obligation. save up to 75% off of retail Rx prices
2015 Federal Poverty level Guidelines Useful in determining eligibility for Medicaid or Income based subsidies
Understanding Short Term Coverage eBook courtesy of eHealth
Health Effects of Smoking Information and resources
Blue Cross Blue Shield Information an aggregation of information about BCBS member health plans.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Health Plans some facts about the BCBSA and their independent licensees
Blue Cross Blue Shield National Provider Search search tool to see if your hospital or professional provider participated in Blue cross network
Re-enrolling in your marketplace health plan (2:44) courtesy of CMS
Obamacare comedy skit. Not an educational resource but funny (5:28) courtesy of SNL
How Does Obamacare Work? (4:49) Courtesy of Brainstuff -HowStuffWorks
PPACA or “Obamacare” (7:13) Coutesy of KahnAcademy
Quirky New York Heath Insurance Ad (1:40) TV Ad for Oscar
Latino Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment and Community (3:12) Courtesy of Healthcare.gov
How do deductible & copays work? (2:38) The basics. courtesy of Humana
What is Medicare Advantage? (1:31) courtesy of HealthMarkets
ACA Delivery System Reform (2:49) Animated whiteboard video courtesy of HHS
Facts, Data & Infographics
Analysis of 2017 Premiums & Insurer Marketplace Participation issue brief courtesy of Kaiser Family Foundation
Assessing Marketplace Enrollment results courtesy of Kaiser Family Foundation
2016 Health Insurance Coverage breakout chart courtesy of ACA signups.net
2016 Obamacare enrollment projections courtesy of ACAsignups.net
Avg. 2016 Health Insurance Premiums Analysis on state level. Avg. rate increases 2014-2016.
2014 health insurance coverage census data current population reports as of 2014. courtesy of census.gov
Study On Obamacare Medical care utilization courtesy on Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Trends in employer sponsored health insurance premiums Journal of American Medical Association
2014 Individual market financial performance. Report released by McKinsey which measures the profitability of carriers offering individual health plans.
Analysis of Bernie Sanders Single Payer Health Care Plan. Research report by Urban Institute
Healthcare spending growth slowing Report by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Useful HealthCare Links
https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/ (healthcare.gov translated to spanish)
healthfinder.gov a free resource. Access reliable, easy-to-understand prevention and wellness information
8962 Premium Tax Credit
1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Tax Statement (if health plan purchased through a marketplace such as healthcare.gov)
1095-B Health Insurance Marketplace Tax Statement (if purchased directly from insurance company, or Medicaid or COBRA)
1095-C Health Insurance Marketplace Tax Statement (if purchased from employer)
8965 Health Coverage Exemptions
Hardship Exemption Form Instructions
As mentioned above, this library of resources will be regularly updated with new resources from across the internet as we come across items that we think would be useful to our site visitors seeking to educate themselves on the health insurance marketplace.