The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You?

by Lynne Ide

This is the question on many people’s minds right now.  Many Connecticut residents are already seeing the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but this October our state will launch the new health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT.  In January 2014, more changes are scheduled to go into effect.  New consumer protections; expanded health plan options for individuals, families and small employers; and discouCapturents to help qualified consumers afford coverage will become available. Everyone is hungry for easy-to-use information, answers to basic questions and access to resources that will help them make decisions.

Universal Health Care Foundation (UHCF) has developed a workshop about the nuts and bolts of the ACA and the new opportunities that will open up to uninsured individuals and families.   The session is designed to be user-friendly and engaging.  In addition to learning the basics about the law, participants walk away with good resources for future use and a clear view of what’s ahead.

UHCF has partnered with Small Business Majority (SBM), a national, nonprofit education and advocacy organization that has expertise in the ACA and the benefits for small employers (with 50 or fewer employees).  SBM will be offering workshops and webinars to small employers grappling with decisions about employee health coverage.

These free workshops are offered to any group interested in getting educated about the new opportunities offered by the ACA.  If you are interested in coordinating a workshop, please get in touch with us at:  or 203/639-0550 ext. 319.

 (Lynne Ide is the Foundation’s Director of Advocacy)

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