Outreach and Education Toolkit

Community Health OptionsTM takes pride in being a health insurance resource for our communities. We want you and your organization to be prepared to provide answers to an array of health insurance questions and concerns. This page provides you with up-to-date resource sheets that include information about the health insurance marketplace, premium tax credits, and other health insurance topics.
 
The downloadable PDFs are available for your use and are appropriate for distribution. Community Health OptionsTM can also provide you with materials for tabling events or display. As always, contact us with any questions you may have, or to request copies of printed materials. 
 

Resource Links:

Enrolling & Choosing Plans

 

Getting the Most Out of Your Membership

  • Our Prior Approval Process - People often misunderstand the need for doing Prior Approvals and what is called Utilization Management. At Community Health Options our goal is to encourage the highest quality of care, in the most appropriate setting, from the most appropriate provider, for the appropriate length of time. 

Understanding Health Insurance, the Marketplace and Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC)

  • Advanced Premium Tax Credits - A simple guideline to see if someone is eligible to receive assistance in paying for your monthly premiums. 

  • The Health Insurance Marketplace - A link to the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace website. 

  • The Maine Bureau of Insurance - State-specific information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, FAQs, consumer tips and how to file a complaint. 

  • Enroll 207.com - A Maine Connection to the Health Insurance Marketplace.

  • Choosing Wisely - Choosing Wisely aims to promote conversations between providers and patients by helping patients choose care that is (1) Supported by evidence, (2) Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, (3) Free from harm, and (4) Truly necessary.