Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Excellent resource for information on Medicare and Medicaid services including prescription drug coverage, health plans, and more.
Offers strategies for finding coverage, especially for people with medical conditions or modest incomes.
Understand the new health care bill and get information to help you find and compare health insurance plans.
Use this website to determine Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, compare prescription drug plans, plan for long-term needs, and more.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners: Consumer Resources
Use this website to find a glossary of insurance terms, a guide to shopping for cancer insurance, and information about state insurance regulations. You can also use their Insure U website (also, en Español) to find consumer information on choosing and purchasing health insurance.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Report Cards
"Free online resources to help you select a health plan or physician that provides the top-notch care you deserve."
Office of Inspector General's (OIG) List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) Database
Searchable database that "provides information to the health care industry, patients and the public regarding individuals and entities currently excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and all Federal health care programs."
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
A summary and additional information on the health care reform bill recently passed.
Texas Dental Association Resources
Explains types of dental plans.
Texas Health Options
Provided by the Texas Department of Insurance, this website will help you find out more about your health insurance options, get assistance with a health insurance concern or complaint, and learn more about health insurance in general.
United Policyholders was founded in 1991 as non-profit tax-exempt organization dedicated to educating the public on insurance issues and consumer rights.