Health Insurance Marketplace: Communication Toolkit for Health Agencies
The US Department of Health and Human Services launched the Health Insurance Marketplace in October 2013 to make it easier for citizens to compare health coverage options and find plans that meet their needs and fit their budgets.
State, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies can help promote the Marketplace and encourage constituents who need coverage to enroll.
To continually encourage enrollment, you can
- Post messages, badges, banners, and videos on your websites, social media sites, and email signatures
- Include content in your newsletters or listservs
- Distribute and post materials
- Help enroll consumers and apply to be a certified application counselor (CAC) organization or Champion for Coverage
- Order free materials, including flyers, posters, and brochures (create an account, log in, and search for "Marketplace” for access)
Share Healthcare.gov Facebook messaging on your Facebook page, and also share these statuses:
- Need health coverage? The Health Insurance Marketplace gives you a clear picture of what you’ll pay and what you’ll get before you make a choice. Visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more.
- In the Health Insurance Marketplace, you may be able to get lower costs on your monthly premium or out-of-pocket costs. Visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more.
- Americans have a way to find affordable health coverage—including many free preventive services—on the Health Insurance Marketplace. www.healthcare.gov/what-are-my-preventive-care-benefits
- The Health Insurance Marketplace gears up for enrollment each October, but you don’t have to wait until then to get your questions answered. Find out what you can do NOW to prepare to enroll. Visit www.healthcare.gov
Follow @HealthCareGov, retweet messages, and tweet these messages as well:
- Visit www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596 to ask questions about enrollment.
- The Health Insurance Marketplace will let you search your health plan options in one place. Better options, better health—visit www.healthcare.gov
- Many preventive services are available at no cost to patients. Visit www.healthcare.gov for more information.
- Wondering what the Health Insurance Marketplace is all about? Check out this simple video that explains what it can do for you.
- Marketplace, CHIP, Medicaid. Not sure where to start? Check out LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov to find help in your area. #GetCovered