Idaho kids health insurance system may have been overpaid

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The federal government claims it paid $3.1 million too much, thought the state disagrees. A federal agency claims it overpaid the Idaho kids health insurance program by $3.1 million from 2010 through 2013. This, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services audit. Idaho completely disagrees and says that all the payments it received were fully justified. The kids health insurance audit suggested that there was an overpayment and that it was Idaho’s fault. The report indicated the state should be…

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Idaho health insurance plans draw Trump administration warning

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The state has announced its intentions to allow certain medical policies that don’t comply with the ACA. The Trump administration has sent a written warning regarding Idaho health insurance plans. The state revealed its intentions to begin selling health policies that fail to meet the Affordable Care Act’s minimum requirements. The Trump administration said Idaho’s move “may not be substantially enforcing” the health care law. The letter was issued as a warning. Trump’s administration sent it to Idaho’s governor, Butch Otter (R). The letter was also sent to the Idaho…

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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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Health insurance may be a costly burden for consumers in Idaho

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Open enrollment begins and health insurance premiums are on the rise Open enrollment has begun in Idaho and throughout the United States. Your Health Idaho, the state’s health insurance exchange, has begun offering policies for those looking for coverage. Consumers will be able to use the exchange to renew the policies they purchased through the exchange during the last enrollment period and they will be able to find new policies as well. The issue, however, is that health insurance premiums are on the rise, which may become a problem for…

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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 premium requests issued in Idaho

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Insurers want to raise premiums by an average of 25% in the state Health insurance companies in Idaho are seeking rate increases from state regulators. On average, these insurers are seeking an increase in premiums of 25%, which would go into effect in 2016. Insurers cite the growing cost of medical care and changes in the utilization of medical services as the justification for higher rates. Over the past year, medical costs have grown exponentially, which has lead to financial losses for health insurance companies doing business in the state.…

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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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Health insurance exchange in Idaho beats its enrollment targets

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The state’s website has managed to sign up more residents than had been anticipated. The Idaho health insurance exchange has beat even its own targets throughout its first open enrollment period, after having managed to draw 76,061 residents of the state to sign up for their plans. This achievement was so great that it represents almost double the initial targets that the exchange had made. Ahead of the open enrollment period that lasted six months, the federal government had predicted that 40,000 people would enroll in health insurance on the…

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Idaho insurance exchange reaches new milestone

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Enrollment in state’s health insurance exchange has begun to accelerate Enrollment numbers in the Idaho insurance exchange are beginning to pick up. The state has been promoting its health insurance exchange for several months, but relatively few people have enrolled for coverage through the exchange. The exchange is meant to provide consumers with access to affordable coverage, but misconceptions concerning the Affordable Care Act, as well as the lack of information available concerning its provisions, have made the exchange relatively unpopular with many people in the state. More than 32,000…

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