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Insurance Representative On Healthcare Exchange
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) More questions than answers. That's how a number of Idahoans feel about the state–based health insurance exchange.
"I think a lot of people are concerned about the exchange, don't know about it. Polls still show that some believe the Supreme Court overturned it, the law was overturned, it was stopped," explains Steve Moore, District Manager, Blue Cross.
Steve Moore is the Diistrict Manager for Blue Cross. Many Idahoans are wanting to know what the plans will be and of course, the all important costs.
"October 1st is the effective date to find out about it, where the exchange will become open for a January 1st effective date....some have suggested that will be like Expedia or Kayak, go out and find your hotel room, but I think it will be a bit more complicated than that, we're talking about health insurance, not hotel rooms. Because of that, the plans themselves will be uniform, they're called Metallic Plans: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze."
Starting October first, people can go on the website and shop, compare and choose a plan for their families.
"It will be apples to apples with plans and the thought is whether or not they understand all the benefits. That's where licensed agents can be very helpful in this event, navigators if you will."
Moore advises residents to pay attention and watch out for the exchange.
"The law will require us all to have insurance as of January 1st, some are trying to decide whether and how to get that done."
Hoping to bring some clarity to healthcare coverage.
There are five companies offering plans within the exchange: Altius Health, Blue Cross of Idaho, Bridgespan Health, PacificSource Health and SelectHealth.