HHS Launches New Website for Government Health Care Options

In accordance with the PPACA July 1 deadline, the government must create an individual portal for employees and individuals to shop for future health care options. Please remember that by 2014 all employees will be able to compare their individual options through the government with your employer sponsored plan. This new website, www.HealthCare.gov, was launched today by the Health and Human Services Office (HHS). The online portal is designed to provide 5 categories of information on each plan: services covered, physician locator, drug benefits, price estimates, and a phone number and web address to contact the plan. At this juncture, most insurance carriers have minimal information. By October 1 this website must be robust and offer individuals an opportunity to compare their options.

It is our hope that Muneris will be allowed to help consumers shop their health insurance options in the new government era. Stay tuned for more details.

Burman S. Clark

Burman S. Clark, RHU, CSA is the President of Muneris Benefits and a licensed insurance broker and consultant. His independent practice and focuses on employee benefits, individual life, disability, medical, and senior products. Burman has traveled extensively and provided guidance to large employer associations with regards to the Affordable Care Act.