Extension Program Aims to Empower Americans to Make Smart Choice About Health Insurance

Sweeping health care reform legislation means hundreds of millions of Americans will soon have more options than ever before when it comes to health insurance. Yet research shows the vast majority of people in this country are uncomfortable, overwhelmed and intimidated when it comes to making decisions about health insurance coverage.

That’s why a team of experts from across the nation, led by the University of Maryland Extension developed Smart Choice Health Insurance – a comprehensive, research-based, unbiased curriculum designed to equip people with the tools they need to make the best decision possible for their families when choosing health insurance.

Participants will learn how to analyze what they need and want from health care providers, compare plans, calculate how health insurance will affect their financial budgets, and ultimately, apply the information and knowledge gained to make a smart choice.

For more information on Smart Choice, visit www.extension.umd.edu/insure. Local workshops are scheduled on the mid shore and open to all interested in health insurance education. Registration is required and will accept the first 30 people in each session. The cost for the workshop is $5 and includes all materials and light refreshments. To register please contact sdill@umd.edu or call 410-822-1244.

Queen Anne’s County
December 2nd
6pm – 8pm
104 Tilghman Ave, Centreville, MD 21617-1237

Talbot County
December 5th
Talbot Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton MD 21601

Caroline County
December 5th
5pm – 7pm
Choptank Electric, Denton District Building, 24820 Meeting House Road, Denton, MD ‎

This press release was developed by Sara Gavin, Coordinator, Communications, Office of External Relations, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in consultation with the University of Maryland Extension Health Insurance Literacy Team.