Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Learn to Be an Educated Consumer of Health Insurance-Postponed

To understand Obamacare and the health care reform law, we first need to understand the system that is being reformed.  It's not that complicated if you follow the money, and with knowledge comes understanding about how to save money on your own health insurance premiums.  What is the single most important number in your health insurance?  How is Obamacare affecting you now and how might it affect you in 2014 and beyond?  What is Obamacare anyway?  Learn the answers to these questions and more at Bernardsville Public Library on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 pm. New date to be announced.

Katherine Woodfield, a health care consumer advocate, educator, speaker and author of "Don't Buy That Health Insurance: Becoming an Educated Health Care Consumer," will discuss the current state and future of health care reform and terms like "MOOP," your maximum out of pocket expense.  Chances are you don't know your MOOP.  It's not your fault; it is a tough number to find in an insurance contract.  In this presentation, she will "follow the money" in health care and uncover the hidden costs that drive up premiums and the risk of financial disaster.  Join us for a fun evening of health insurance education: you will be surprised how much money you can save! 

Ms. Woodfield has twenty years of experience working in healthcare and medical oncology for pharmaceutical giants like Pharmacia, GlaxoWellcome and Sanofi-Aventis.  She is now a consumer educating health insurance broker. A two-time cancer survivor, she has been called "the Suzie Orman of health insurance."

This program is part of the library's CARES (Community Assistance Resource & Educational Services) series.  There is no charge to attend, but advance sign-up is requested.  Register online at and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up. 

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