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October 21, 2013

Library to host healthcare workshop

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Public Library will be hosting the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff for a workshop aimed at sharing information about health care insurance.

The workshop will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ottumwa Public Library. This free Extension workshop will address key health insurance terms and concepts, thinking about your health care needs, comparing policies, the new health insurance marketplace and premium tax credits and other cost reductions.

The workshop will be led by Joyce Lash, Extension family finance specialist, and will be noncommercial and nonpolitical. It will introduce the new Health Insurance Marketplace – what it is and how to use it — and will describe the cost reductions available to many Iowans. Participants will also build information and skills for choosing a health insurance policy that fits their needs.

For more information, call Sonja Ferrell at the Ottumwa Public Library at 641-682-7563. For information about workshops in other counties, visit www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/health-insurance.

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