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Health Insurance Literacy

Many people feel that they lack the confidence and knowledge they need to select the best health insurance plan for themselves or their families. "Health insurance literacy" refers to the degree to which individuals have the knowledge, ability, and confidence to find and evaluate information about health insurance plans, select the best plan for their circumstances, and use a plan once enrolled. People are unsure of:

We have partnered with the University of Maryland Extension and University of Delaware Extension to bring the following two health insurance literacy workshops to Minnesota. We can work with your organization to “train-the-trainer” and build your staff's knowledge and confidence to teach health insurance literacy skills, or to offer workshops directly to the people you serve.

Related resources

Health Insurance Literacy Toolkit — Explore this collection or resources about health insurance literacy terminology, health insurance timelines, tax penalties, and more.

Insuring Your HealthUniversity of Maryland Extension — Get educator and family resources related to the Smart Choice Health Insurance™ and Smart Use Health Insurance programs. Includes a link to “ask an expert.”

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