COVID-19 and Your Health Idaho

COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to impact Idahoans. Your Health Idaho is here to help.

In partnership with the Idaho Department of Insurance and Idaho insurance providers, Your Health Idaho is working to relax the requirements for eligible Idahoans to enroll in coverage during this critical time.

Idahoans who have lost employer-sponsored health insurance as a result of termination, layoff, or furlough due to COVID-19 are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. Under the newly relaxed policy, a written statement explaining the loss of employer health benefits is the only documentation required to enroll. This new process removes time-consuming barriers and ensures an expedited path to coverage. Note: previous coverage must have met the requirements for Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC).

Important: Verification documents proving loss of coverage are not required to complete a Special Enrollment Period request. However, you may be asked to provide verification after enrollment to maintain insurance coverage. If requested, you will have 60 days from the date of the notice to submit documentation to Your Health Idaho. If acceptable documentation is not submitted, your enrollment could be retroactively cancelled.

Other Qualifying Life Events

Idahoans who experience a Qualifying Life Event – like getting married or having a baby – may also be eligible to enroll in coverage or make changes to their current plan with a Special Enrollment Period. To learn more about what is considered a Qualifying Life Event, visit the Special Enrollment resource page.

Contacting Your Health Idaho

To protect the well-being of our team, the YHI Customer Support Center is currently working remotely. For assistance, please visit the Contact Us page. For urgent requests, or for those without access to email, limited phone support is available at 1-855-944-3246.

Coverage for COVID-19 Testing

All Idaho insurance providers have agreed to waive cost-sharing for testing related to COVID-19. Additional questions about covered services and treatment should be directed to your individual insurance provider.

Stay informed. Stay safe.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 (coronavirus), visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website and the Idaho coronavirus website.

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 is not currently grounds for an SEP in Idaho. We recommend working with a certified agent or enrollment counselor to explore current coverage options. To find free help in your area, visit YourHealthIdaho.org/find-help.

To enroll in an ACA-compliant plan through Your Health Idaho you must experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) – like getting married or having a baby – to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). For more information, visit YourHealthIdaho.org/special-enrollment.

To change plans through Your Health Idaho you must experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) – like getting married or having a baby – to qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). For more information, visit YourHealthIdaho.org/special-enrollment.

Questions about plan benefits, including testing and treatment for COVID-19, should be directed to your insurance provider.

Questions about plan benefits, including testing and treatment for COVID-19, should be directed to your insurance provider.

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