Your Health Idaho is a new resource that allows Idahoans to shop, compare and choose the insurance plan that best fits your individual, family or small business needs.
We know that choosing a health plan can be complicated – and Your Health Idaho is here to help with the tools and resources you need including information about premium assistance, reduced cost-sharing and Consumer Connectors to help you understand your options.
Your Health Idaho Background
This new resource is in place following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which Congress passed and the President signed into law in 2010. It required each state to establish a health insurance exchange, or marketplace where consumer can shop for insurance coverage. The Idaho Legislature voted in March 2013 to create our own, state-based marketplace, instead of having the federal government run one in Idaho.
Today, Your Health Idaho is an independent entity overseen by an 18-member board of Idahoans which includes brokers and agents, physicians, business owners, legislators and non-profit representatives. The directors of the Department of Insurance and the Department of Health and Welfare are also part of the board as non-voting members.
The Your Health Idaho staff , led by executive director Amy Dowd, manages day-to-day activities and works to ensure long-term success for you and for Idaho.
Your Health Idaho can help you locate resources from throughout the state with our Consumer Connectors , including agents, brokers and in-person assisters to help you navigate Your Health Idaho and understand your options for purchasing health insurance plans. They will be able to help you compare rates, evaluate benefits and understand premium assistance and reduced cost-sharing options for which you may be eligible.
Individuals that have with questions or who are looking more information can contact the Your Health Idaho consumer assistance center at 855-YHIdaho (1-855-944-3246) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for information about Medicaid please contact the Department of Health and Welfare by clicking here or by calling 1-877-456-1233.