Released: Dec. 28, 2018
More than 103,000 Idahoans Enroll in Health Insurance for the 2019 Plan Year
Boise, Idaho- More than 103,154 Idahoans enrolled in health insurance coverage for the 2019 plan year during open enrollment held from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2018, through Your Health Idaho, the state’s health insurance marketplace. This is the second highest number of enrollments Your Health Idaho has experienced since inception. Our enrollment numbers for 2019 grew by more than one percent with 83 percent of our customers renewing their plans, continuing to demonstrate the value Idahoans have found in having health insurance through the exchange.
“We are excited it’s been another great year for Idaho’s health insurance enrollments. We attribute this success to Idahoans understanding the vital role the exchange plays and our ability to offer individuals and families a robust number of insurance plans with a variety of options in coverage. As well as nine out of ten customers being eligible for additional savings to help them lower monthly premiums through the use of a Tax Credit only offered by Your Health Idaho,” said Pat Kelly, executive director for Your Health Idaho.
This year, Your Health Idaho offered 293 health and dental plans on the exchange through its important partnerships with the Department of Insurance and seven carriers. Also, we worked closely with our network of more than 900 agents, brokers and enrollment counselors across the state who worked hard to help Idaho families and individuals for free to ensure they could navigate the complexities of health insurance and select a plan that was right for them and their budget.
“We appreciate the many efforts of our partners as we celebrate the success we’ve had in working together to ensure Idahoans know about Your Health Idaho and have access to the health insurance coverage they need in the coming year. We would especially like to thank the Department of Insurance, Department of Health and Welfare, our carrier partners, and GetInsured. It is because of these partnerships that we are able to remain one of the most successful marketplaces in the country,” said Kelly.
We look forward to servicing the tens of thousands of Idahoans who’ve enrolled in a health insurance plan for 2019 through Your Health Idaho. To learn more about Your Health Idaho visit Yourhealthidaho.org.
Your Health Idaho is an online marketplace where Idaho families and small businesses can go to compare and purchase health insurance. Created by state law in 2013, Your Health Idaho is governed by a 19-member board authorized by the Idaho Legislature to set the rules and regulations for implementing a state-based health insurance exchange. Learn more at YourHealthIdaho.org You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter.