Illinois Department of Insurance
An excellent source of consumer health insurance information for Illinois residents, the Illinois Department of Insurance provides the last administrative appeal for Illinois residents and unable to resolve problems with their health insurer.
Indiana Department of Insurance
Helpful consumer information -- The Indiana Department of Insurance provides the last administrative appeal for Indiana residents and groups unable to resolve problems with their health insurer.
Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
The State of Illinois provides this health insurance coverage for Illinois residents who, due to the existence or history of a medical condition, are unable to acquire private health insurance.
Illinois Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (IPXP)
Implemented as a consequence of national health care reform, IPXP is a transitional (until 2014) health insurance program for uninsured Illinois residents. IPXP enrollees are not subject to a pre-existing condition exclusion.
Indiana Comprehensive Health Insurance Association (ICHIA)
The State of Indiana provides this health insurance coverage for Indiana residents who, due to the existence or history of a medical condition, are unable to acquire private health insurance.
Indiana Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP)
Implemented as a consequence of national health care reform and administered by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), PCIP is a transitional (until 2014) health insurance program for uninsured Indiana residents. PCIP enrollees are not subject to a pre-existing condition exclusion.
Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)
The Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) will provide health insurance for uninsured Indiana adults (not eligible for Medicaid) with household income up to 200% of the federal poverty level.
AllKids for Illinois Residents
Illinois has created this program to provide medical insurance to children of families that meet the program's income guidelines.
FamilyCare for Illinois Residents
FamilyCare offers healthcare coverage to parents living with their children 18 years old or younger. FamilyCare also covers relatives who are caring for children in place of their parents.
Hoosier Healthwise for Indiana Residents
Indiana has created this program to provide insurance to children under 19 in families that meet the program's income guidelines.
Indiana Family and Social Services
Primary public assistance contact for Indiana residents
OutOfPocket.com is a directory of consumer out-of-pocket costs for common health care services. Consumers provide information to share with other consumers.
Foundation for Health Coverage Education
Non-profit FHCE provides tools and guides to assist the uninsured in identifying public and private health insurance options
Benefits.gov is an official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
Health Information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians
Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, this site provides physician approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
United States Department of Health & Human Services
The stated mission of this government site is "Leading America to Better Health, Safety and Well-Being."
Kaiser Family Foundation
An independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues, the Kaiser Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.
National Committee for Quality Assurance
The premier source for information about the quality of the nation’s managed care plans, NCQA is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to improve health care quality everywhere.
US Department of Labor
The DOL website is the definitive internet source for information regarding employment law compliance, addresses subjects such as COBRA, the Family and Medical Leave Act and ERISA.
Employee Benefits Security Administration
EBSA protects the integrity of pensions, health plans, and other employee benefits for more than 150 million people.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This government agency website is an outstanding source of information about health issues. It provides straightforward information with no advertising. It also provides links to other non-commercial health websites.
Backed by the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) trade association, this site offers a broad menu of useful health insurance information and resources.
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Health Privacy Project
Resource for health insurance privacy rules and perspectives on HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
CMS - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This governmental site covers a wide range of topics. This link actually goes to the section of the site devoted to HIPAA (Health Insurance and Accountability Act). This is an excellent HIPAA resource.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This website provides sound consumer healthcare advice and guidelines for choosing a health plan.
United States National Library of Medicine
World's largest medical library
NutritionData (ND) provides a complete nutrient analysis for any food or recipe, and helps you select foods that best match your dietary needs.
Created by the National Council on Aging, BenefitsCheckUp is a free and confidential service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.
Health care cost transparency search engine -- Look up prices and comparison shop for health care services.
AMA Doctor Finder
Provided by the American Medical Association, this service allows physician search by name, specialty and location.
Free compliance information and tools for employee benefit plan sponsors and participants.