261 Insurance Plans to Be Offered on Idaho Exchange
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's online marketplace will offer 261 different coverage plans to individuals and small businesses wanting health insurance. The state's health exchange board members approved five companies Monday to offer the plans, which will open for enrollment Nov. 15.
Those companies are Blue Cross of Idaho, BridgeSpan, PacificSource, SelectHealth and Mountain Health Co-Op. The board did not set any prices for the plans but in 2013, the average estimated policy was $240 monthly. Almost 90 different plans will be available to individuals and 80 plans will be available to small businesses.
Dental care plans will also be available. Marketplace interim executive director Patrick Kelly says 45,000 Idaho households are eligible for the exchange. Idaho's exchange is part of President Obama's 2010 health care reform act.