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 Q:   Keep Calm and Transition On This November 2015 toolkit from the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office will help people with mental health conditions transition from one care provider to another. Strategies are offered for overcoming barriers to care and for strengthening relationships between the person's care team members.

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 Q:   Young, Invincible...and Insured! This November 2015 article from Kaiser Health News reviews five things that the uninsured ages 18-31 should consider when getting health coverage in Open Enrollment number three. The article addresses common reasons that a young adult would not buy health insurance.

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 Q:   5 Pointers for Marketplace Shoppers This October 2015 explainer from the Commonwealth Fund shares tips for consumers to consider when exploring their health coverage options during Open Enrollment number three.

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 Q:   Savvy Health Insurance Shopping This comparison worksheet from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is for enrollment assisters working with consumers selecting Marketplace plans. It has been updated for the 2015-2016 enrollment period.

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 Q:   Choosing the Right Level of Coverage This October 2015 fact sheet from Consumer's Union explains what the Marketplace's metal levels mean and how consumers can use the information to compare plans.

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 Q:   Check this List Twice HealthCare.gov identifies what information Marketplace shoppers will need to have on hand when enrolling in a health insurance plan. This checklist has been updated for the 2016 enrollment period.

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 Q:   Stop, Shop, Enroll! This October 2015 infographic from Families USA tells consumers the steps to find the best health insurance plan during Open Enrollment number three.

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 Q:   Tax-Preparers Boost Enrollment Success This September 2015 issue brief from Enroll America highlights the connections between health coverage and tax-filing. The brief explains how the enrollment community can leverage the connections to increase the number of people with health insurance.

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 Q:   Get Covered, No Excuses This October 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates lists the health insurance options for young adults 30 years-old and under.

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 Q:   Bronze, Silver or Gold? This fact sheet from Families USA, updated for the 2015-2016 period, explains the metal levels that are used to organize Marketplace health insurance plans.

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 Q:   What You Need to Get Covered This fact sheet from BeCovered, identifies what documentation and information people will need when signing up for health insurance through the Marketplace. The fact sheet is updated for the 2015-2016 enrollment cycle. The information is in English and Spanish.

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 Q:   Get Help Getting Health Insurance This September 2015 fact sheet from Health & Disability Advocates describes the trained professionals that consumers can use to connect with coverage.

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 Q:   Know Health Insurance Lingo This September 2015 guide from Families USA  explains many of the health insurance terms that consumers need to understand when they are shopping for insurance.

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 Q:   Turning 65? This September 2015 tip sheet from AgeOptions outlines the health care options for older adults once they become Medicare eligible.

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 Q:   Shop Smart for the Right Health Insurance Plan This Year This September 2015 Consumer Reports blog entry describes best practices when shopping for health insurance. The post offers tips on comparing plans.

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