NEWS RELEASE - Separating the Affordable Care Act’s Facts from Fiction

The Nebraska Department of Insurance is finishing its statewide informational sessions on the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. Beginning on Tuesday, November 3, the Department will be informing Nebraskans about changes to Obamacare in Norfolk, South Sioux City, and Fremont. Individuals are invited to attend these public meetings.

“Many Nebraskans still have questions about open enrollment and Obamacare as a whole. Department staff members are meeting with the public to dispel the myths of Obamacare and provide Nebraskans with the tools necessary for a successful open enrollment period,” said Director of Insurance Bruce Ramge. Ramge stressed that Nebraskans need to shop around before they select a plan during the open enrollment period that begins on November 1, 2015 and ends on January 31, 2016. The public educational sessions are great opportunities for individuals to ask questions or to have any concerns addressed regarding their health insurance.

The educational sessions on Obamacare will provide individuals and small business owners with information about Nebraska’s health insurance landscape and the increases in premiums for plans across the state. In addition, the meetings will provide information about Nebraska’s uninsured rate, and update the public on changes to the Affordable Care Act. Subject to approval, insurance producers may also receive one hour of continuing education from the Department if they attend these sessions.

Following the brief presentation, Department staff will be able to answer additional questions. Staff will be available for interviews before and after the meetings, as well.

Below is a list of locations/dates/times of next week’s educational sessions:

Tuesday, November 3

Norfolk Public Library
308 W. Prospect Avenue South

Sioux City
Wednesday, November 4

South Sioux City Library
2121 Dakota Avenue

Thursday, November 5

Keane Memorial Library
1030 North Broad Street