Affordable Care Act – Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 1

At the 2013  American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and WebJunction, a program of OCLC, to assure that librarians have the information and connections with local experts needed to
connect their customers to information about the Health Insurance Marketplace when open enrollment begins October 1, 2013.

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is collaborating with the State Library of Iowa on a series of webinars and training sessions held throughout the state for Iowa librarians.  Another result of the collaboration is the creation of a website entitled “Public Libraries, Affordable Care Act & Health Information Marketplace” at that provides key resources on understanding the Healthcare Marketplace for librarians and consumers