Idaho Health Insurance

Idaho was ranked as the 18th healthiest state to live in by the United Health Foundation in 2014. The state has since increased the Government funding reserved for Health ($114 per capita) and has been successful in reducing both air pollution levels and the percentage of families with children living in poverty, making the environment healthier and safer for its residents.

Idaho still needs to address the percentage of population without Health Insurance Coverage but if state officials can lower the numbers of uninsured residents Idaho will succeed in becoming one of the healthiest states in America.

State Health Care Options in Idaho

When the Affordable Care Act took effect and required most Americans to buy health insurance coverage, Idaho elected to establish its own state marketplace. Resident of Idaho who buy their own health insurance coverage can shop for subsidy-eligible plans through the health insurance marketplace.

Many states to have expanded Medicaid to single, low income adults since Obamacare took effect but Maine has not. Medicaid applicants need to meet certain eligibility criteria set by the state.

Idaho Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides low-cost health insurance for eligible children.

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Idaho – Finding Health Care

Finding the right Health Insurance can be complex but marketplaces (Health exchanges) such as TrueCoverage have specialist health insurance consultants that will search for the best value plan to meet your needs. Combining technology with market awareness we can supply a choice of plans, in an easily assessible format, quickly. Talk to health insurance experts.

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Employer Plans here;

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Idaho

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often shortened to the Affordable Care Act or nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 amendment, it represents the U.S. healthcare system’s most significant regulatory overhaul and expansion of coverage since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was designed to give both individuals and families increased access to affordable health insurance options including medical, dental, vision and other types of health insurance that may not be available either sourced individually or through an employer. Under the ACA;

  • You may be able to purchase health care through a state or federal marketplace that offers a choice of plans.
  • Insurers cannot refuse coverage based on gender or a pre-existing condition.
  • Lifetime and annual limits on coverage are eliminated.
  • Young adults can stay on their family’s insurance plan until the age of 26. (Turning 26? Time to get your health insurance)
  • Seniors who hit the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan coverage gap can get discounts on medications.

The rules for ACA are complicated but our experts at TrueCoverage will help you navigate them to identify any subsidy which you may be entitled to.

Medicare

Medicare is a national health insurance program which launched in 1966 under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and is now administered by the Centre’s for Medicate and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Medicare provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 or older, younger people with some disability status as well as people with end stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

In 2018, Medicare provided health insurance for over 59.9 million people. On average, Medicare covers about half of healthcare expenses of those enrolled and according to the annual Medicare Trustees reports and research by the Government’s MedPAC group individuals enrolled in the scheme almost always cover remaining out-of-pocket costs with additional private insurance by joining a public Medicare Health Plan.

Medicare Advantage Plans are Medicare approved plans offered by private insurance companies designed to build on the provisions of the Federal Health Insurance Plan (parts A&B) and allow an individual to tailor an insurance plan to suit their individual needs.

Employer Plans

In Idaho, of the subtypes of health insurance coverage, employer-based insurance is the most common covering over 46% of the population.

Group Health Insurance offers the same benefits as individual and family plans, usually at lower cost and generally without the need for medical examinations. An Employer can choose to share the premiums with employees and will not pay tax on the business contribution. There may be tax advantages for both employer and employees.

As with individual plans there is a choice of managed care plans which meet the Essential Health Benefits Requirements and can be chosen to satisfy the specific business requirements.

The Best Health Insurance Companies in Idaho

In 2016 NCQA rated more than 1,000 health insurance plans based on clinical quality, membership satisfaction and NCQA Accreditation Survey Results. The following 4 rated the highest in Idaho;

You can learn more about health care coverage and buy Health Insurance in Idaho at  TrueCoverage.com or call 1-888-505-1815. We offer free customer service and support around the clock, helping you to understand the complex, ever changing American healthcare system in simple terms and giving you the tools and resources to purchase the right plans at the best price.

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