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University of Maryland Extension Receives Education Award for Community Health Insurance Program

The University of Maryland Extension was the recipient of the 2014 Education Award from the Community of Family Economics and Resource Management (FERM) for its new health insurance education program, Smart Choice Health Insurance. The FERM Education Award recognizes and individual or team who has made contributions to individuals, families, and communities through exceptional education programming in family economics and/or resource management.

Smart Choice Health Insurance teaches consumers how to purchase and use health insurance. Consumers attend a two-hour workshop in which they are equipped with the tools, understanding, and confidence needed to make the best possible decision when choosing a health insurance plan. Currently there are 89 certified instructors conducting workshops in twenty-five states.

MPRC congratulates faculty associate Jinhee Kim, who was an instrumental part of the team that created and tested this award-winning package of educational materials.

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