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UPDATE: HHS hosts phone call to explain Healthcare.gov search function for same-sex partner coverage

February 8, 2012

Yesterday we told you about a new tool that is now available on healthcare.gov that allows individuals to search for health insurance plans that include coverage of same-sex partners.  Now, the Department of Health and Human Services is facilitating a phone call to explain exactly how this new tool works, so that everyone understands the ways they can search for insurance options that best fit their families.

We encourage you to call in, be near a computer with internet access, and learn about this exciting tool!

Please join representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on a conference call to demonstrate the Health Plan Finder tool on HealthCare.gov, which allows consumers to compare the cost sharing and benefit choices of health plans and choose the best option to meet their needs. Earlier this week, HHS announced that, as part of the plan finder refresh, domestic partners, including same-sex couples, can now filter plans that offer coverage for all members of their family.

Call information:

WHO:
Brian Cook, Director of Media Relations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Craig Stoltz, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs

WHEN:
Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT

DIAL IN:
888-949-2791

PASSCODE:
Healthcare

**It is suggested that you join the call while sitting in front of a computer with internet access, so that you may follow along with the demonstration.

If you are unable to join at that time, a replay of the call will be available until 11pm on March 9, 2012 by calling 800-396-1244. No pass code is necessary.

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