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CMS launches new online site for outreach and education resources

April 16, 2013

On March 28, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new online site to help assist issuers and community programs with their continued outreach and education planning efforts on the Marketplace. A Spanish version of the site will be available soon.

Currently, the website offers the following resources:

  • Official Resources
    • Publications such as articles, pamphlets, posters, and small leaflets. The pamphlets are currently available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, and Russian.
    • Brand Guidelines that provide standards related to the Health Insurance Marketplace identity mark (logo) and how to request use of the logo on materials.
    • Widgets and badges (formatted graphic messages) to copy and paste on a website or blog, as well as a multimedia presentation.
    • An overview training presentation to help users understand and explain the Marketplace, eligibility requirements, enrollment process, and options for consumers with limited income.
  • Research materials
    • Talking points about the Marketplace: Top messages to emphasize key elements of the Marketplace and some “dos” and don’ts” for messaging
    • Social marketing research for the Health Insurance Marketplace (coming soon)
    • Medicaid/CHIP beneficiary satisfaction survey report : Key findings from a national survey of low-income parents
    • Parents' views of CHIP & Medicaid: Snapshot of findings from a survey of low-income parents
    • Census data to target the uninsured: Tables of data identifying geographic locations of eligible uninsured populations
  • News and Events
    • Information about upcoming events, such as the Stakeholder Consultation opportunities, with ongoing discussions focusing on what’s happening in individual states or regions.

Where can I find more information?
More information can be found on the new online site.

The information in this document is based on preliminary review of the national health care reform legislation and is not intended to impart legal advice. The federal government continues to issue guidance on how the provisions of national health reform should be interpreted and applied. The impact of these reforms on individual situations may vary. This overview is intended as an educational tool only and does not replace a more rigorous review of the law’s applicability to individual circumstances and attendant legal counsel and should not be relied upon as legal or compliance advice. As required by US Treasury Regulations, we also inform you that any tax information contained in this communication is not intended to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.