Health
8:41 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Kansas To Offer Sessions On Affordable Care Act

The Kansas Insurance Department is planning meetings to help educate people about the Affordable Care Act.

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says people are confused about the Affordable Care Act, because there’s been so much misinformation about it.

“We want people to be aware that they may be eligible for financial assistance, and tax credits, to buy insurance that perhaps they haven’t been able to afford in the past,” says Praeger.

The tax credits are for citizens with low to moderate income who buy individual insurance policies through the new exchanges. A family of four with income between $23,000 and $94,000 a year would qualify. 

Praeger and her staff will hold meetings throughout Kansas in September and October to explain these and other details. 

Praeger says the meetings will focus mainly on answering questions from the public. They also plan to demonstrate how the new online insurance marketplace will operate.

You can see a list of scheduled meetings at the Kansas Insurance Commission website.