Today AARP launched a personalized online tool, the Health L aw Guide, to help people of all ages understand benefits available currently and in the future under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Through a brief series of questions, AARP’s unique web-based tool provides an individually tailored report outlining coverage details based on an individual’s existing health care coverage or what other health coverage the individual may be eligible to get.
“AARP’s online Health Law Guide is a fast and simple tool where, in less than five minutes, an individual can quickly assess benefits available today. Also, through an interactive timeline they can learn about the impact the law will have on them and their families when it fully goes into effect in 2014,” AARP North Dakota State Director Janis Cheney said.
Users are asked to answer six basic questions about themselves and their family. Based on these responses, the tool provides users with a personalized report. Users can choose to be updated by email with news about the ACA, including when new provisions personally impacting them go into effect. The tool is free to the public, and is the first tool of its kind in both English and Spanish. As the health law becomes fully implemented, additional information will become available.
“Many benefits are currently available that individuals don’t know about.
“We want to and need to change that,” Cheney said. “By s pending just five minutes, anyone can locate personalized information about what is currently available now, helping them make more informed health decisions for themselves and their families.”
The AARP Health Law Guide is available at www.aarp.org/healthlawguide.
(With more than 83,000 members in North Dakota, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. They have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.)