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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

October 20, 2020

Financially Speaking

Submitted by Susie Latta

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance is Now!

What is your degree of Health Insurance Literacy?

Health insurance literacy - the degree to which individuals have the knowledge, ability, and confidence to:

→Find and evaluate information about health plans

→Select the best plan for your family’s financial and health circumstance and

→Use the plan once enrolled

Have you made your selection for health insurance for the coming year? Whether you have insurance through the State of Kansas, Marketplace, or Medicare, October represents the Health Insurance Open Enrollment period. Take action now to make sure you have the best health insurance policy for you and your family.

Did you know that even if you don’t purchase your health insurance through the State of Kansas you are still eligible to purchase dental and/or vision coverage through the State? This changed a couple of years ago. Every year talk to your co-workers or members of the Financial Management PFT if you have questions or want to know the latest changes in health insurance coverage.

►Be a smart Chooser and User of Health Insurance

►Make sure you review your health insurance evidence of coverage document

►Carry your health insurance card

►Use preventative services to stay healthy

►Choose in-network doctors and facilities

►Plan for healthcare cost

►Track health care related expenses

►Fill out a HIPPA form for all family members 18 and older

Have Questions about Health Insurance Options or Usage, contact a member for the Financial Management PFT and we will be happy to help you find the answers to your health insurance questions.

In this issue

From the Director for Extension
From KSRE Administration
Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events
Health and Wellness
Extension Professional Trainings
Publications Update
Program Updates
Thank Yous
Calendar of Events