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DISB Adds New Health Care Reform Link to Its Website

Monday, April 19, 2010

DISB Adds New Health Care Reform Link to Its Website

Residents can browse the site to learn about health insurance scams propping up as a result of the health care reform, answers to frequently asked questions.

Washington, DC — Today, the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) created a new link on its Website to address the health insurance reform that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. “Many residents are confused about how their health insurance plans will be affected by the new law,” said DISB Commissioner Gennet Purcell. “So, during Financial Literacy Month, DISB is providing that essential information in one place to give them the opportunity to learn more, and to make better decisions about their finances.” DISB is using the link to help demystify health insurance. Residents can browse the site to learn about health insurance scams propping up as a result of the health care reform, answers to frequently asked questions, discount health cards, and links to sites such as DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the US Department of Health & Human Services, information on the small business health care tax credit, and programs to assist the uninsured. The link will be updated on an ongoing basis during Financial Literacy Month, and beyond. “This is the essence of Financial Literacy Month—the ease with which you can find the information you need, the ability to use it wisely, and to have at your disposal a District government agency that’s available to assist District residents,” Commissioner Purcell added. Residents should feel free to visit the website or call DISB at (202) 727-8000, should they have a complaint, if they want to verify that a business or agent is licensed by the District of Columbia, or if they want consumer information or to request a speaker. Remember, DISB Protects Your Financial Interests.