Idaho health insurance exchange is struggling to serve consumers

Your Health Idaho issues bulletin to agents to help resolve one issue consumers are experiencing Your Health Idaho, the state’s health insurance exchange, has issued a bulletin to insurance agents. The bulletin is meant to help agents better serve customers, providing them with information on what to do if people cannot get treatment for life threatening illnesses because they are unable to use their coverage. According to the bulletin, agents should include the term “medical urgent” in the subject line of emails being sent to the exchange. Since the bulletin…

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Idaho makes changes to its health insurance exchange

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State health insurance exchange has been improved to better serve consumers The Idaho health insurance exchange, called Your Health Idaho, is expected to be prepared for business on November 1, when the next open enrollment period begins. The state has been working to reprogram the infrastructure of the exchange, introducing various tweaks and new features that are expected to improve the exchange shopping experience. The exchange has been working to test the changes that have been made for several months in order to ensure that the insurance exchange will be…

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Health insurance exchange in Idaho boasts of high enrollment numbers

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Idaho is ranked fourth in terms of enrollment in insurance exchange Idaho’s health insurance exchange has proven to be successful. The exchange is ranked fourth in the nation in the number of people enrolled per capita. Many people living in the state have managed to find the health insurance coverage they need through the exchange. A significant portion of these people are receiving subsidies from the federal government, which help them afford the coverage that they have purchased through the state’s exchange, called Your Health Idaho. Exchange manages to find…

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Idaho health insurance exchange is off to a good start

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State officials make note of the exchange’s strong performance Idaho officials claim that the state’s health insurance exchange is off to a good start. Your Health Idaho, the state’s exchange, has reported that it has received 74,689 enrollments since the begin of the open enrollment period through December 14. Enrollments are a combination of new applicants and those renewing the coverage they found last year through the exchange. The state’s efforts to promote the exchange seem to have been successful thus far. Idaho exchange manages to recover from the technical…

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Idaho health insurance exchange will not be run by the Government

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Idaho will operate its own health insurance exchange Updated Article: Contrary to recent reports, the Idaho health insurance exchange will not be operated by the federal government in 2014. Previous reports had suggested that the state’s health insurance exchange would fall under federal jurisdiction due to the state’s failure to meet federal deadline concerning plans for the exchange. According to the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange, however, this is not the case. The exchange will be operated by the state and will begin open enrollment in October of this year. State…

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Idaho’s health insurance exchange plans up for debate

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Health insurance exchange plans to be debated this week Idaho is one among several states in the U.S. where a state-run health insurance exchange is taking form. Governor C.L. Otter is a strong supporter of the notion that Idaho should be allowed to operate its own exchange system, rather than allowing the federal government to do so. As such, Governor Otter has proposed legislation that would establish such an exchange. This week, the House Health and Welfare Committee will begin debate on the Governor’s proposed legislation. Lawmakers remain divided on…

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Health insurance exchange in Idaho will be state run

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The governor has decided that the online coverage marketplace will be established and operated by the state. Butch Otter, the Governor of Idaho, has announced that he has opted for a health insurance exchange that will be created and run by the state, under the terms of the healthcare law reforms from President Obama. At the same time, the governor did say that it will increase the government and cost cutting will be minimal. Idaho was among a number of states under Republican leadership that chose to hold off before…

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Idaho will have its own health insurance exchange

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Idaho officials decide the state should operate its own health insurance exchange Idaho will build and operate its own health insurance exchange, according to the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and the Health Insurance Exchange Working Group. The two parties have determined that it is in the state’s best interests that it operate its own health insurance exchange rather than have the federal government do so. The Idaho health insurance exchange is set to be built in 2014. Now that plans are in place, must work to meet federal…

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Health insurance exchange opportunity may be missed by Idaho

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It could be too late for the state to establish its own exchange. The state of Idaho has now been cautioned that it may be too late for it to create its own health insurance exchange to be run by the state, as the federal deadlines are now rapidly approaching. This, according to the Insurance Director of the state, Bill Deal. Deal gave this warning to the lawmakers in the state because “We’ve not been given the direction to move forward.” He made this statement to the Idaho Legislature’s joint…

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Idaho insurers will be able to participate in federally-run insurance exchange

In Idaho, the issue of a health insurance exchange has been a controversial one since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. State lawmakers have been divided on the issue primarily due to their uncertainty about whether or not the state’s insurance companies could participate in the exchange program. Legislators had been concerned that if they chose not to build an exchange and allow the federal government to do it for them that the exchange would only be populated by large insurance corporations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield.…

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