BOISE, Idaho — A special enrollment period for Your Health Idaho will happen from March 1 to March 31 for any eligible uninsured Idaho resident to sign up for health insurance. Your Health Idaho joins all state-based marketplaces and the federal marketplace in offering an enrollment period as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the United States.
"As we approach the one-year mark of COVID-19 in Idaho, too many Idahoans are still uninsured and in need of coverage," said Your Health Idaho Executive Director, Pat Kelly. "Reopening the marketplace and providing Idahoans with a path to comprehensive health insurance is simply the right thing to do."
Your Health Idaho also allows people to receive a health insurance tax credit. The monthly tax credit is based on household size and income and acts like a discount, reducing health insurance premiums.
“Most people are surprised to hear that more than 80 percent of those enrolled with Your Health Idaho are eligible for lower-cost insurance, with many paying $0 per month” said Kelly. “I would encourage anyone who is interested to visit YourHealthIdaho.org and at least complete the eligibility screening to find out if you could qualify. It never hurts to check.”
Idaho residents can apply for a tax credit now at any time to determine if they are eligible for coverage. People who enroll by the March 31 deadline will have a coverage start date of April 1, 2021.