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ACA update: Piecing together the puzzle

By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist The insurance Marketplaces (also known as Exchanges) opened on October 1, and in the past month, they have been problematic. Unfortunately, design flaws have plagued the federally-run exchange site, www.healthcare.gov, which has contributed to increased criticism of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as well as frustration and, in some cases, panic from consumers. Family Voices is closely watching the activity of the exchanges and wishes to help the families we serve as they consider their insurance options. In that vein, we wish to share tips and updates about ACA deadlines and policies. ·           Have patience. Truly, we are all anxious to see how the law plays out, and we are all hoping for the best. Having limited access to the web-based application has frustrated many consumers (including us!). If you do not wish to purchase insurance on  www.healthcare.gov  or do not have the patience to do so, you have o

Resources for You

Each month, Family Voices Indiana provides the families we serve with a summary of the month’s hottest items. If you missed us on  Facebook  in October, here is the latest! October Awareness: October 9: Unity Day National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilitie s. The theme for 2013 was "Because We Are EQUAL to the Task." Learn more about the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities here:  http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com/learning-tools/businesscase.aspx . SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Learn what you can do to support families and increase awareness at First Candle:  http://www.firstcandle.org/grieving-families/ . Family Voices: Check out our Family Voices Staff Spotlights! This month’s page featured specialists Jan Labas, and Brenda Darrol and her daughter