State insurance marketplace to offer 161 plans

State insurance marketplace to offer 161 plans

State insurance marketplace to offer 161 plans

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

BOISE -- Officials overseeing the Idaho's new health insurance exchange say the online marketplace will offer 161 insurance plans from eight different providers.

The exchange will provide to eligible customers 76 individual health insurance plans and 55 small-group plans geared to small businesses. The Spokesman-Review reports there will also be 13 individual dental plans and 17 small-group dental plans from which to choose.

The exchange will begin enrolling customers Oct. 1 and officially opens for business Jan. 1.

The marketplace enables those without insurance or those meeting income guidelines to shop, compare and buy health insurance coverage as well as getting access to government subsidies.

Idaho Department of Insurance Director Bill Deal says he's pleased the state's insurance companies are providing consumers with a variety of options.

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