Idaho’s health insurance exchange plans up for debate

Idaho health insurance

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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Idaho will have its own health insurance exchange

Health Insurance plans

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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Unemployment insurance costs in Idaho continue to grow

Unemployment Insurance

Employers face high unemployment insurance costs due to fraud Employers in Idaho are confronting higher unemployment insurance costs, which may be due to fraudulent benefits, according to the state’s Department of Labor. The agency is now looking to reclaim more than $20 million in misappropriated benefits that have been acquired through fraud. The prevalence of fraud has caused the state’s unemployment insurance costs to skyrocket, putting pressure on employers, some of whom may not be able to afford further boosts in prices. Idaho unemployment fund still under pressure Idaho’s unemployment…

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