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Consumer Health Insurance Information

Health Insurance Options: A Consumer's Guide

  • Covers the basics on—indemnity plans, comprehensive coverage, HMO and PPO plans, POS features, and long-term care insurance. Contains a worksheet with a checklist of benefits to help the consumer record and compare the benefits of as many as three plans or options that are being considered.

A Consumer Guide to Handling Disputes with Your Employer or Private Health Plan, 2005 Update

  • Includes information about how consumers can take advantage of their health plans' internal processes to resolve disputes, as well as external review processes as allowed under state laws. The guide also provides tips for avoiding some common mistakes that may prevent consumers from properly filing and successfully resolving disputes through external appeals.

Covering Kids & Families

  • Resources for families, event planners, researchers, and policy analysts looking for information concerning low-cost and free health care coverage.

ERISA: What is it and How Does It Affect You

  • A primer on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and how it relates to group health and disability plans such as Long Term and Short Term Disability.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

  • The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them.

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