Health Insurance Literacy Initiative Team

About this Hero

Faced with the Affordable Care Act requiring consumer decision-making; with research that demonstrated consumer confusion and a lack of funding for consumer education, these universities, under the leadership of the University of Maryland Extension and the University of Delaware Extension, created the initiative. As a result, 1010 consumers participated in Smart Choice Health Insurance workshops. Using the American Institutes for Research standardized measurement of health insurance literacy, the team conducted pre and post-tests. Statistically significant findings demonstrated the workshops worked. People of a range of diverse characteristics increased confidence and ability to make a smart health insurance purchase choice. Posted 2014.

Hero’s Affiliation

University of Delaware Extension, Iowa State University Extension, University of Maryland Extension, Michigan State University Extension, University of Minnesota Extension, North Dakota State University Extension, Oregon State University Extension

Contact Name

Bonnie Braun

Contact Phone

301-335-4335

Contact Email

bbraun@umd.edu