SOURCE: GetInsured


May 01, 2014 12:31 ET

Children Explain the Basics of Health Insurance in New GetInsured Educational Videos

GetInsured's New "Kids Explain Health Insurance" Video Series Aims to Educate and Simplify the Complex World of Health Insurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2014) -  GetInsured, a leading health insurance technology company, today unveiled a new educational video series that gives Americans an entertaining and straightforward way to learn the language of health insurance. Now on the GetInsured YouTube channel, insurance-savvy children explain the basics of deductibles, tax credits, cost-sharing reductions and more.

Based on a recent study from University of Southern California, 42 percent of Americans do not know what an insurance deductible is, 50 percent do not know about healthcare exchanges, and 62 percent do not know that an HMO plan has greater restrictions than a PPO. By breaking down the barriers of complicated insurance terms, rules and requirements, GetInsured and the new video series can help Americans become more informed (and entertained!).

"Children have an uncanny ability to simplify complicated issues, and that's exactly what the health insurance industry needs more of," said Katie Boyd, vice president of content for GetInsured. "Our video series is just one way GetInsured is working to ensure that confusing terminology doesn't stand in the way of Americans making the important decision of enrolling in health insurance and finding the most affordable plans available."

The first eight "Kids Explain Health Insurance" videos tackle the most common questions GetInsured licensed brokers receive:

How do I determine my household income?  

How do I determine my household size?

What are the metal tiers all about?

What's a deductible?

What is a tax credit?

Who's eligible for premium tax credits?

What's the deal with pediatric dental?

What's a cost-sharing reduction?

About GetInsured
GetInsured is a leading health insurance technology company that combines modern technology and customer service capabilities to make health insurance shopping easy and efficient. Since its founding in 2005, GetInsured has helped millions of individuals and families find the right health insurance plan for their needs and budgets. GetInsured is approved by the federal government to enroll Americans in subsidized health insurance plans, and the company also provides state governments with technology solutions for the enablement of state-based health insurance exchanges. For more information, please visit

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