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ID & WA Health Exchanges Extend Open Enrollment

Idaho's Health Exchange, Your Health Idaho, has extended open enrollment until Thursday, December 31st, to apply for a tax credit, select a plan, and enroll in coverage that begins January 1, 2021. Washington State has...

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Deadline extended for some 1095 forms

There are reports that insurers or employers may be delayed in delivering their 1095-B or 1095-C forms to their clients or employees to show creditable coverage for 2017. Generally, you must file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C...

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ACA premium tax credits require 2017 tax filing

The Idaho and Washington health exchanges are reminding area residents who have not yet filed a federal tax return to do so by the Tax Day deadline or risk losing access to future tax credits. Customers who enrolled...

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2018 Idaho Health Insurance Rates Proposed

Idaho Department of Insurance releases 2018 health insurance rates, proposed increases, and participation areas. - Proposed rate increases in 2018 for Your Health Idaho exchange plans range from a modest 6% for the Blue...

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Health exchange enrollment up in all areas

Around 6.4 million consumers across the country have signed up for health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act, an increase of 400,000 plan selected from last year. More than 98,000 Idahoans have selected a...

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Q & A: What is the status of Obamacare?

We printed this Q&A column in the Dec. 10, 2017 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: What is the status of Obamacare? - A: It may take as long as three years for the Trump / Republican repeal of the Affordable Care...

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Q&A: When can I buy individual medical insurance?

We printed this Q&A column in the Nov. 10, 2017 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: When can I buy individual medical insurance? - A: You can only buy or change your individual medical insurance plan during “Open...

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Big medical rate increases ahead

We might think that our local individual health insurance premium increases are hard to swallow, but things could always be worse. In an article published in the Wall Street Journal, many states have premium increases...

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'Grandmothered' health plans ending

Days are numbered for “grandmothered” small group medical plans. The so-called “grandmothered” medical plans are those small groups purchased from March 23, 2010 to Oct. 1, 2013 that are not yet ACA (Affordable Care Act)...

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