Arizona children’s insurance plan gets the go ahead

Children's insurance plan health care

The state has now joined the rest of the country and has become the last one to offer low income kids a program. Arizona has now become the fiftieth state to offer a children’s insurance plan to low-income kids, after the plan’s backers pushed it through the Legislature and landed it on the desk of Governor Doug Ducey (R), who signed it right away. The program will be known as KidsCare and will be the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program version for Arizonians. In Arizona, the children’s insurance plan has…

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New legislation in Arizona seeks to secure health insurance for children

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Legislation revitalizing the KidsCare program has received approval from state representatives Children in Arizona may soon have access to the health insurance coverage they need thanks to new legislation. The legislation has been approved by the state’s House of Representatives and aims to revitalize a program known as KidsCare. The program is designed to provide coverage for children in families with incomes from 138% to 200% below the federal poverty level. The legislation revitalizing the program still has some legislative hurdles to overcome, but it has gathered strong support from…

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Arizona health insurance co-op will be closing at the end of the year

Arizona Health Insurance Exchange

Meritus Health Partners is struggling to find any financial success Arizona’s health insurance co-op, a non-profit organization meant to ensure state residents have access to insurance coverage, will be shutting down on December 31 this year. Meritus Health Partners, which provides coverage to nearly 60,000 Arizona residents, has suffered from financial complications over the past year, leaving it in a very troubling situation. The co-op’s governing board has determined that the best course of action will be to close down the co-op, with those affected by the closure having to…

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Nearly 60,000 Arizona residents will have to find new health insurance policies

Arizona Health Insurance

Arizona’s health insurance co-op will be shutting down this year Consumers in Arizona will have to find new health insurance policies following a decision made by state regulators to prohibit the sale of new policies through the Arizona health insurance co-op. Regulators have expressed fears that the co-op would fail. The co-op, called Meritus Health Partners, will be shutting down as a result of this decision, which means that some 59,000 people will lose their health insurance policies that were provided through the co-op. Consumers that received policies from Meritus…

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Arizona health insurance co-op is finally finding some traction

Arizona Health Insurance

Insurance co-op reports skyrocketing enrollment numbers this year Arizona’s non-profit health insurance co-op has seen a major increase in enrollment following poor enrollment predictions in 2014. Last year, the co-op was audited by the Department of Health and Human Services, which found that enrollment numbers were abysmal, with the co-op only providing coverage for some 869 people. This is only 4% of the co-op’s enrollment target of 24,000, making it one of the worst performing health insurance co-ops in the country. Meritus is finding traction among consumers in Arizona Despite…

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Arizona sees gains in health insurance

Arizona Health Insurance industry

Arizona’s uninsured population falls to 17.5% The number of people without health insurance coverage has fallen in Arizona. According to information from the Obama Administration, the state’s uninsured population fell from 20.4% in 2013 to 17.5% at the end of 2014. Federal officials are claiming that this is a victory for the Affordable Care Act, which has sought to make health insurance coverage more accessible to consumers throughout the country. According to Barack Obama, the healthcare reform plan has now been “woven into the fabric of America.” Affordable Care Act…

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Flood insurance isn’t protecting most homeowners in Arizona

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The majority of property owners in the state do not have this coverage, but some are starting to change their minds. The majority of homeowners across Arizona have been learning an important lesson about flood insurance over the last few weeks as they discover that this protection is not included as a part of the standard home policy. After the recent downpours, it is still likely that most Arizonans won’t buy the coverage, but some will. Many homeowners are hopeful – and quite expect – that if something should happen,…

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