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    Organized marketplaces (also called "exchanges") for the purchase of health insurance that are established by states, the federal government (federally-facilitated marketplaces) or states and the federal government in partnership; and set up as a governmental or quasi-government entity. The marketplaces enable individuals and small employers to compare available private health insurance options on the basis of price, benefits and services, quality and other factors; and are required to provide for the operation of a toll-free call center and an Internet website as consumer assistance tools. They help enhance competition in the health insurance market, provide a range of affordable health insurance choices and give small businesses the same purchasing power as large businesses. They serve as a one-stop shop where individuals can get information about their options; be assessed for premium assistance subsidies (tax credits) which are determined on a sliding scale and cost sharing assistance subsidies; and be assessed for or enrolled in the plan of their choice. The marketplaces are not insurers, so they do not bear risk themselves, but determine the insurance companies that are allowed to participate in them. Health plans provided through the marketplaces are made available to qualified employers and their employees in the small group market through a small business health options program (SHOP).

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Brandywine Hospital - Health InsuranceBrandywine Hospital has been taking care of families for more than 100 years. With excellent physicians and advanced medical technology, the staff provides exceptional care for patients in its 243-bed licensed facility.ChesterBRANDYWINE HOSPITALBrandywine Hospital
    ChesPenn Health Services - Center for Family Health at Coatesville - Health InsuranceProvides comprehensive primary and preventive care and social services to medically underserved families and individuals on a sliding scale.ChesterCHESPENN HEALTH SERVICESChesPenn Health Services
    Health Insurance MarketplaceThe Marketplace provides a way to find quality health coverage. The insurance plans provided cover the same core set of essential health benefits. No plan can turn you away or charge you more because you have an illness or medical condition. They must cover treatments for these conditions. Plans can't charge women more than men for the same plan. Many preventive services are covered at no cost. Fill out an application to see the health plans available in your area. You can compare plans based on price, benefits, and other important features side-by-side before you make a choice and enroll. The Marketplace will also tell you if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). See the web site for more information.Health Insurance
    SHOP MarketplaceThe Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is a marketplace for buying health insurance for small business. Search the website and compare healthcare plans for your small business using the SHOP Marketplace application. Benefits: You control the coverage you offer and how much you pay toward employee premiums. You can compare health plans online on an apples-to-apples basis, which helps you make a decision that's right for your business. You may qualify for a small business health care tax credit worth up to 50% of your premium costs. You can still deduct from your taxes the rest of your premium costs not covered by the tax credit. Beginning 2014 the tax credit is available only for plans purchased through SHOP. Health coverage through SHOP starts as soon as January 1, 2014. You can enroll now and begin coverage any time after January 1, 2014. See the web site for more information.SHOP

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