As of Tuesday, August 19, 2014
BOISE – Your Health Idaho is getting closer to launching its own technology platform and in the next few days it will start setting up accounts for the more than 76,000 Idahoans who enrolled in an exchange plan last year, despite the continual delays by the federal government.
The Your Health Idaho Board of Directors decided not to wait for the federal government at its July 31 meeting and directed staff to move forward by working with Idaho’s health insurance carriers and agents. Your Health Idaho will use information from the carriers to set up accounts for the people who bought health insurance plans on the exchange last year and determine if they are eligible for a tax credit in 2015.
Your Health Idaho is paying the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) to use its eligibility determination system to calculate 2015 tax credits and to help set up accounts for Idahoans who enrolled last year on the federal technology platform.
In order to ensure accounts are set up and tax credits are calculated before open enrollment starts, consumers need to provide their information by Sept. 1.
Once a consumer’s information is processed, DHW will send a letter detailing their tax credit for 2015 and let them know if any additional information is needed. If consumers feel their tax credit calculation is inaccurate, they have until Oct. 30 to ask for a correction.
Open enrollment will start on November 15. This year when open enrollment starts, Idahoans will be able to log on, shop, compare and choose a health insurance plan that is right for them and their using Idaho’s own technology platform instead of using HealthCare.gov.
Call 1-855-YH-Idaho or visit www.YourHealthIdaho.org.