HHS Creates Web Site to Find Health Plans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a Web site to help people search for health insurance options, officials say.

Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, says the health insurance finder “widget” enables anyone with a Web site or blog to embed a tool on their site allowing users to begin the process of searching for coverage options.

The tool asks users two initial questions: “select a state” and “which best describes you.” Users then click on “next steps,” and are redirected to a page on HealthCare.gov that continues with the insurance finder process based on answers to their specific questions.

“HealthCare.gov is a valuable resource for small businesses, consumers and their families to search for coverage options and understand the new benefits under the Affordable Care Act,” Sebelius says in a statement. “By putting the power of information at your fingertips, HealthCare.gov is helping American families everywhere to take control over their healthcare and make the choices that are right for them.”

The widget and embed code are at http://www.healthcare.gov/stay_connected.html.

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