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Your Health Idaho Open Enrollment Begins, However Application Slow Due To High Interest

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) – Open Enrollment for Your Health Idaho, Idaho’s official Health Insurance Marketplace, has begun. However, due to increased volume the online application is operating slower than expected.

“This is a marathon, not a sprint,” said Dowd. “Open enrollment started today and continues until March 31, 2014 - as long as you complete your application by December 15, 2013, coverage will be effective on January 1, 2014.”

While the online application may be running slower than expected, Idahoans are encouraged to contact Your Health Idaho Consumer Connectors, including agents, brokers and In-Person Assisters to help navigate this process. The Consumer Resource Center is open and representatives are available to take calls and questions at 855-944-3246.

Your Health Idaho also has additional resources available including a Premium Assistance Estimator from the Kaiser Family Foundation available on the Your Health Idaho site, at http://www.yourhealthidaho.org/additional-resources. This resource will allow Idahoans to estimate the amount of financial assistance they may be eligible for.

Your Health Idaho is funded by federal grants that are not affected by the recent federal government shutdown. All functions of Your Health Idaho will remain operational regardless of federal government status. As promised by the Idaho legislature, no state funds are used for the implementation and operations of Your Health Idaho.


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