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  • PA Health Law Project Toll-Free Helpline - Call: 1-800-274-3258

    The PA Health Law Project provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. For assistance, call the PHLP Helpline at 1-800-274-3258 or 1-866-236-6310 TTY or e-mail the PHLP at staff@phlp.org. Information from the PHLP is also available online at www.phlp.org. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • HealthCare.gov

    HealthCare.gov is a federal government Website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services where you can get information on health care options that are available and sign up for health care benefits. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Are you eligible to use the Marketplace?

    Information from HealthCare.gov about the requirements you must meet to be eligible to enroll in health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Content Detail

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    HealthCare.gov
  • Health Insurance Marketplace - Healthcare.gov

    The new Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find health coverage. When you fill out the Marketplace application you will be told if you qualify for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or for a private health insurance plan. You will be able to compare your options and enroll in a plan right from this site. Content Detail

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    Heatlhcare.gov
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    Spanish / Español
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator

    This tool from the Kaiser Family Foundation illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read More

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    Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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    Spanish / Español
  • Health Reform Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Health Care Reform, obtaining health care and the Health Care Marketplace are provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Content Detail

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    Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Questions About Obamacare?

    This short Q & A from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia answers some basic questions about the new rules involving health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). [PDF] Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • The Affordable Care Act's New Patient's Bill of Rights

    Information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the new Patient's Bill of Rights under the Affordable Care Act which will help children (and eventually all Americans) with pre-existing conditions gain coverage and keep it, protect all American's choice of doctors, and end lifetime limits on the care consumers may receive. These new protections apply to nearly all health insurance plans Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Understanding Health Insurance Terms

    This glossary from HealthCare.gov explains many of the terms you hear when reading about or discussing health care coverage. Content Detail

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    HealthCare.gov
  • Health Care Coverage When Leaving or Switching Jobs - Guide for Advocates

    General overview from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project of the rules for moving from one employer health plan to another or for moving from an employer plan to an individual health care plan. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Your Right to HealthCare Coverage When Leaving or Switching Jobs

    This brochure from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project provides a general overview of the rules around moving from one employer sponsored healthcare coverage to another and the rules around moving from employer sponsored healthcare coverage to individual health insurance. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Continuation of Health Coverage - COBRA

    Information from the United States Department of Labor about the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), a federal program that provides the right to continued health care coverage for people who lose their benefits under certain circumstances. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Employee Benefits Security Administration

    Website of the Employee Benefits Security Administration. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is committed to educating and assisting the 149 million workers, retirees and their families covered by approximately 685,000 private retirement plans, 2.2 million health plans, and similar numbers of other welfare benefit plans holding approximately $9.3 trillion in assets; as well as plan sponsors and members of the employee benefits community. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act - ERISA

    The United States Department of Labor provides this introduction to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Health Benefits Advisor

    The Health Benefits Advisor from the United States Department of Labor is designed to help workers and their families better understand employer and employee organization (such as a union) provided group health benefits and the laws that govern them, especially when they experience changes in their life and work situations--such as marriage, childbirth, job loss or retirement. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor