MADISON, Wis. (10/8/13)--The Credit Union National Association's Home & Family Finance Resource Center and Plan It retirement microsite now include the Consumer Reports Health Law Helper to help credit union members and employees sort through their options under the Affordable Care Act.
The interactive tool will be added to CUNA's MoneyMix for Young Adults microsite this week.
Consumer Reports approached CUNA about including the Health Law Helper as a resource for consumers.
"It's gratifying that Consumer Reports recognizes credit unions as a primary and trusted information provider for their member consumers," said Susan Tiffany, CUNA director of consumer periodicals.
The Health Law Helper is offered free by Consumer Reports a public service.
The tool's primary objective is to provide consumers with unbiased and simple Consumer Reports guidance so they can comply with new healthcare requirements.
Users enter basic information about family size, income range, citizenship status, state of resident, and source of insurance, and insurance status. They receive a personalized list of options based on their situation.
Users who do not have insurance, will be shown options that vary depending on age, household size, income, and the state of residence.
Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act opened Oct. 1.