Friday, December 13, 2013

Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative Class in Stockton Dec. 16; See Online Schedule for Other Sessions

Dr. Lydia Kaume, nutrition and health education specialist
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s Health Insurance Education workshop scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9 in Stockton was rescheduled due to the weather and slick road conditions. The class will now be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Dec. 16 at the Cedar County Library, 717 East Street, Stockton, Mo. Educators for the meeting will be Dr. Lydia Kaume, a nutrition and health education specialist with MU Extension and Kathy Macomber, a community development specialist with MU Extension.

An updated list of other health insurance education classes in southwest Missouri that are scheduled can be found online at

“The Health Insurance Education Initiative will help Show-Me State citizens understand their health insurance options and learn how to get help in their own communities if they choose to enroll in Missouri’s health insurance marketplace,” said Brenda Procter, associate professor of consumer and family economics for MU Extension.

A new website, at, provides educational materials and links to information. There’s a map of Missouri educators who can provide local workshops and a calendar where you can learn about upcoming events near you.

“The website is a one-stop source for factual, unbiased information about the changes in health insurance that are required by the new law,” Procter said.

MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative website will also provide resources for the state’s small businesses, including information about tax credits for offering insurance to employees and explanations of rules that might affect their bottom line, she said.


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