Your Health Idaho and the American Rescue Plan Act
Providing Idahoans with a Path to Coverage
The American Rescue Plan Act was signed in to law on March 11, 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act include enhanced subsidies or increased tax credits for most Idahoans. These tax credits act like an instant discount, lowering consumer’s monthly premiums. Since the enhanced subsidies were put in place, many Idahoans have found themselves newly eligible for lower-cost coverage through Your Health Idaho. Ready to find out how much you could save? Click the button below.
Get Help for Free
If you are new to Your Health Idaho, or simply aren’t sure where to start, we recommend working with a YHI-certified insurance agent or broker. These experts are well-versed in the application and plan selection process and can help you find the right coverage to fit your needs. Best of all, their help is available at no cost to you. To find free expert help in your area visit, YourHealthIdaho.org/Find-Help.
Contacting Your Health Idaho
When you need help, you will always be connected to someone right here in Idaho. The Your Health Idaho customer support team is standing by, ready to answer your questions and get you on the path to coverage. You can contact us by phone at 1-855-944-3246 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (MT), with the exception of Wednesdays, when we are open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (MT). You can also contact us by completing a Customer Support Request online.
Frequently Asked Questions
As of April 1, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare updated consumer tax credit eligibility determinations to reflect the new federal poverty level thresholds for tax credit amount eligibility. Consumers were notified of the changes by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare via mail. Consumer may now log in and view the new amount.
No changes have been made to Medicaid eligibility.
Yes. Any eligible Idahoan can enroll at this time. Those interested in applying for a tax credit to lower their monthly premium must apply with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare at idalink.idaho.gov.
The expiration of COBRA coverage or the exhaustion of contributions to a COBRA premium, will present a valid Qualifying Life Event. Documentation is required to open a SEP.
The American Rescue Plan Act tax credit limits have been approved through 2022.
Yes! The tax credit slider will still be in place; you will need to log into your dashboard and update the amount using the slider.
YHI strongly encourages working with a YHI-certified agent, broker, or enrollment counselor (Consumer Connector). They are the experts when it comes to the application process and selecting the right plan, and their services are available free of charge. You can search for a Consumer Connector based on name, zip code, or language. Visit YourHealthIdaho.org/find-help to get started.