Health insurance exchange in Idaho beats its enrollment targets

Idaho health insurance

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 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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