Educator Resources

Materials found on this page are intended to provide educators the tools they need to educate their communities about health insurance. Below you will find Educational Tools, Program BriefsVideos, Presentations, and Websites to assist your classroom in making a better decision when purchasing health insurance.

 

Educational Tools:

An Educator's Toolkit is available to Extension Educators who are certified to teach the Smart Choice Health Insurance Consumer Workshops. Certification is awarded after completion of the Smart Choice Health Insurance Educator's Workshop. Each educator receives a password to a private website. New or modified materials are uploaded periodically.

To access the private site, click here.

Educators who become certified can also receive updates; consultation with the team; participate in periodic conference calls; and comparative reports after submission of data collected from the consumer workshops.

Questions should be directed to:  Bonnie Braun, PhD, University of Maryland Extension Consultant, bbraun@umd.edu

 

Smart Choice Health Insurance Briefs:

 Spring 2017

Fall 2016

March 2016

December 2015

October 2015

September 2015

May 2015

February 2015

September 2014

June 2014

May 2014

February 2014

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

 

Presentations:

The Premium Tax Credit - What you Need to Know. IRS Virtual Town Hall Series (NEW)

Smart Choice Health Insurance, Institute for Healthcare Advancement Health Literacy Conference, Panel on Health Literacy in Public Health Practice:  Examples from the Field. May 8, 2014

Health Insurace Literacy: Smart Choices for Health and Wealth: Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Braun, October 4, 2013.

Making a Smart Choice for Health Insurance: Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Braun sponsored by the eXtension Creating Healthy Communities Community of Practice, September 26, 2013

Health Literacy and the Affordable Care Act: Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Braun to the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, April 10, 2013

Health Literacy: A Multi-State Call to Action

Health Care Reform: Provisions for Decisions

Health Insurance Literacy Theoretical Framework

Insurance Coverage Comparisons PowerPoint

Insurance Jeopardy PowerPoint

 

Videos:

Update on Affordable Care Act and Smart Choice Health Insurance.  University of Maryland Extension Personal Finance Seminar. May, 2014. NEW!!

Smart Choice Health Insurance, Maryland Women's Coalition Webinar--Health Literacy: Helping Consumers Get It (May 6, 2014).  The section on Smart Choice begins at 27 minutes.

Smart Choice--Preliminary Data Webinar--University of Maryland Extension (February 28, 2014).

Gearing Up for Extension's Response to Health Reform Presentation Videos

Gearing Up: Extension's Response to Health Reform, Kansas State Research and Extention - Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Braun, University of Maryland (Approx. 58 minutes)

Gearing Up: Health Policy, Kansas State Research and Extention - Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Braun, University of Maryland  (Approx. 30 Minutes)

Gearing Up: Health Insurance Literacy, Kansas State Research and Extension - Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Braun, University of Maryland (Approx. 65 minutes)

Discussion / Questions, Kansas State Research and Extension - Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Braun, University of Maryland (Approx. 20 minutes)

Moving Forward with responding to health reform - Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Braun, University of Maryland (Approx. 20 minutes)

Health Literacy and the Affordable Care Act - Presentation by Dr. Bonnie Braun to the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, April 10, 2013

Extension’s  Health Insurance Literacy Initiative:From Pilot to Program (PDF of Presentation) - Recorded webinar, June 10, 2013.

 

Websites:

www.marketplace.cms.gov: Many resources and information about Marketplace availabe here.

CMS.gov: Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective

Bonnie's BlogDr. Bonnie Braun is the Interim Chair of Health Literacy Maryland and a Faculty Scholar with the Center for Health Literacy. Join Bonnie as she explores current health literacy policy issues affecting the State of Maryland!!

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