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ACA and the Basics of Health Insurance Exchanges: New York State

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Overview / Abstract:

This course provides an overview of the new health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act and how they are intended to function under the law. It includes the following chapters:

Exchange Basics
Exchange Functions and Operations
Coverage Available Through an Exchange
Financial Assistance Available through an Exchange
Shopping on the Exchanges
Appendix: State-by-state exchange models; state decisions on offering employee choice; individual exchange sample application form (as developed by HHS)

Upon conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and functions of a health insurance exchange
Describe the kinds of health plans and other coverage that exchanges offer
Describe the financial assistance available through an exchange to certain low- and moderate-income individuals and their dependents
Explain how individuals and small businesses can enroll in exchange plans
Demonstrate an understanding of the types of consumer assistance available through the exchanges, and the role the law envisions for agents and brokers in federally facilitated and partnership exchanges


Mar 25, 2025







Credits / Hours

4 hours

Keywords / Search Terms

WebCE health insurance exchanges, Affordable Care Act, Exchange Basics, Exchange Functions and Operations, Coverage Available Through an Exchange, Financial Assistance Available through an Exchange, Shopping on the Exchanges

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