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New AARP Online Tool Can Help Americans Realize Current and Future Benefits of the Health Care Law

New AARP Online Tool Can Help Americans Realize Current and Future Benefits of the Health Care Law

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Health Law Guide provides personalized health information in about five minutes

Today AARP launched a personalized online tool, the Health Law Guide, to help Americans understand benefits available currently and in the future under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Through a brief series of questions, offered in English or Spanish, AARP’s unique web-based tool provides an individually tailored report outlining coverage details based on an individual’s existing health care coverage or what other health coverage the individual may be eligible to get.

The Affordable Care Act is complex but we can help,” said AARP Vice President Nicole Duritz. “AARP’s online Health Law Guide is a fast and simple tool where, in less than five minutes, an individual can quickly assess benefits available today. Also, through an interactive timeline they can learn about the impact the law will have on them and their families when it fully goes into effect in 2014.”

To get started, AARP Health Law Guide users are asked to answer six basic questions about themselves and/or their loved ones. Based on these responses, the tool provides users with a personalized report. Users can choose to be updated by email with news about the ACA, including when new provisions personally impacting them go into effect. The tool is free to the public, and is the first tool of its kind in both English and Spanish. As the health law becomes fully implemented, additional information will become available.

“Many benefits are currently available that individuals don’t know about. We want to and need to change that,” said Duritz said. “By spending just five minutes time using our new Health Law Guide, anyone can locate personalized information about what is currently available now, helping them make more informed health decisions for themselves and their families.”

The AARP Health Law Guide is available at www.aarp.org/healthlawguide and is also available in Spanish at www.aarp.org/guiadelaleydesalud.