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What is a Subsidy? Getting Help Paying for Health Insurance

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The new health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, brings a lot of changes and we know you probably have a lot of questions. So, what is a subsidy and how can it help you pay for health insurance? You may be able to get help paying for part of your health insurance plan. That is called a subsidy. Check out the video below on What is a Subsidy? Getting Help Paying for Health Insurance. It will give you some information on the two types of subsidies, which can help you understand health care reform a little better!

Question: Is Hand Sanitizer Better than Hand-Washing with Soap?

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Answer: It is always best to clean your hands whichever way possible. Hand washing is easy to do and one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs. By frequently washing your hands, you wash away germs that you have picked up from other people, or from contaminated surfaces. What should you do if you do not have soap and clean, running water? Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer as it can quickly reduce the number of gems on the hands, but it does NOT eliminate all types of germs. Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy. Use sanitizer that is between 60-95% alcohol concentrations.

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What is Health Insurance? [Video]

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The new health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, brings a lot of changes, and we know you probably have a lot of questions. Florida Blue is here to help you understand what’s new, and what it means to you. We have created a video on what is health insurance, to better help explain the various terms and definitions. You can also read our latest blog on Top 16 Health Insurance Terms to Know to get a better understanding of the various terms you may come across.