Consumer Resources

Materials found on this page are intended to provide consumers the tools they need to undertand  about their health insurance. Below you will find Extension Briefs, Fact Sheets, Presentations, Other Resources, and Consumer Workbook to assist consumers in making a better decision when purchasing health insurance.

Extension Briefs:

Health Insurance Protects and Provides for You and Your Family (EBR-41, November 2015)


Fact Sheets:

Marketplace Health Insurance Financial Help (2015, March)

Helping You Make a "Good Guess" for Out-of-Pocket Health Costs (FS-1020, April 2015)



Ready or Not - It's Open Enrollment (Administrative Monday Presentation, October 2015)


Other Resources:

Saving for Health & Medical Expenses Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts


My Smart Choice Health Insurance© Consumer Workbook


Whether you're entering the health insurance marketplace for the first time or making decisions during annual open enrollment, purchasing health insurance can seem like a daunting task. UMD Extension has created a workbook to help guide you and your family through the process. 

This consumer-tested, research-based workbook was created for all consumers—those who have insurance and those newly eligible to enroll in health insurance plans.

Download and complete the workbook. You should become less confused and more confident that the choice you make is a smart choice for you and your family's health and financial needs, wants and resources. Click here to download!

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