For over a year, the Consumers Union has been working towards improving the health insurance disclosures that will be required as part of the Affordable Care Act. Starting in 2012, consumers will receive a standard issue form: “Summary of Benefits and Coverage.”

Thanks to cooperation between senior policy analyst Lynn Quincy, the California HealthCare Foundation, the Commonwealth Foundation, the NYS Health Foundation, and the Missouri Foundation for Health, prototype forms were shown to consumer groups to help gauge reactions among individuals. The results yielded in these tests were taken into account on the final forms.

Click here to read what the New York Times had to say, and here for the Washington Post. For access to the final documents produced, click here.

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