Social Interest Solutions Releases Interactive Tool Comparing Costs across Marketplace Plans
Today, Social Interest Solutions (SIS) released an interactive, web-based tool to help illustrate cost comparisons and trade-offs for people who are shopping for health coverage. Online users input their age, zip code, household size and income to compare costs of HealthCare.gov plans across all plan categories.
Cost Comparisons across Plan Categories is the seventh installment in a series produced by SIS called the “ACA Spotlight.” The series, found on www.ACASpotlight.org, highlights the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on individuals and families.
“The ACA Spotlight is a free resource available for those who help people enroll in coverage through HealthCare.gov,” said Terri Shaw, Vice President, Policy for Social Interest Solutions. “With open enrollment starting soon, our goal is to provide tools and resources to help people seeking coverage make informed decisions.”
SIS unveiled this new tool today in conjunction with two events in Washington: the “Millennial Outreach and Engagement Summit” at the White House and the National Coalition on Millennial Health’s “Coverage to Care Summit 2016.”
In 2015, young adults were more likely to remain uninsured than other adults. According to a report issued by the U.S Census Bureau, millennials between the ages of 26 and 34 years old accounted for the highest percentage of uninsured in the country at 16.3%.
“Weighing the trade-offs between premiums, the penalty, and the costs of coverage can be a confusing experience for new health consumers,” said Erin Hemlin, National Director of Training and Consumer Education at Young Invincibles. “This tool provides users with a visual of their potential coverage options, which makes abstract concepts easily digestible and more concrete.”
About Social Interest Solutions
Social Interest Solutions (SIS) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging technology innovation and influencing policy to improve consumers’ access to public and private health and social services. SIS has developed pioneering technology solutions that have impacted the quality of life for nearly 17 million of the nation’s underserved population. SIS has also worked with states and the federal government to assist in the design and implementation of various health benefit and community health and social programs.
About Young Invincibles
Young Invincibles is a national organization, working to engage young adults on issues such as higher education, health care, and jobs.