161 Plans Will Be Available On Idaho's Health Insurance Exchange

Sep 4, 2013

Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Idahoans will have 161 health insurance plans to choose from on the state's health insurance exchange.  The online insurance marketplace, required under the Affordable Care Act, will start enrolling people in October. The plans take effect in January.  

Eight Idaho insurance companies will offer 76 individual health plans, 55 small group plans for businesses, 13 individual dental plans, and 17 small group dental plans.  

Four levels of coverage are available, called 'metal levels.'  They're based on the percentage of expenses each plan will cover:

  • Bronze 60%
  • Silver 70%
  • Gold 80%
  • Platinum 90%

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