"Health insurance 101" website launches
Megan Lello | 04.15.13
PAHealthOptions.com is designed to help people find out about policies that are best for them.
(Harrisburg) -- A website billed as a "health insurance 101" tutorial for Pennsylvanians is now up and running.
The state Insurance Department has launched PAHealthOptions.com, since the Affordable Care Act is being rolled out over the next few years.
Spokeswoman Melissa Fox says it's designed to help people without insurance or who have questions about their own insurance find out about policies that are best for them.
She says, "Each health insurance need is going to be different for something as basic as a man versus a woman, or if you are a young, healthy adult, or if you are someone who has a chronic health condition."
"Everyone's going to have different needs, and everyone's going to have different things that they're looking for in their policies."
Fox says there's also a glossary of insurance-related terms for consumers, as well as a manual for small businesses looking to offer insurance to employees.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most Americans will be required to have insurance by the beginning of next year, or pay a fine.
Tell us: Is a website like this useful in helping you navigate the insurance options under the Affordable Care Act? What things are still confusing to about the health law that you need help understanding? Let us know in a comment below.