Archive for the ‘utah health insurance’ Category

Cheaper Alternative to COBRA

Posted on: February 8th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

For many American families, COBRA coverage is still too expensive even with the current COBRA subsidy which is temporarily in place.  The COBRA subsidy program pays 65% of the monthly premiums for up to 15 months, but still can require a substantial monthly expense, as the average family of four still pays on average $389 […]

Intermountain Healthcare

Posted on: August 31st, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Intermountain Healthcare (IHC) of Utah could be a good model for health insurance reform in the US.   They are admired far and wide for delivering low-cost, high-quality health care.  IHC’s Selecthealth division is the top health insurance compnay in Utah with over 36% marketshare.  Other leanding health insurance companies in Utah include:  Regence Blue Cross […]

Utah Health Insurance Exchange

Posted on: August 20th, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

The state of Utah has launched a “health insurance exchange”.  Through a state run website,  participating small businesses in Utah will be able to offer employees a health care stipend, which workers can in turn use to shop on the site and select an individual health insurance plan that best fits their needs. Utah has […]

Top Ranked Health Plan in AZ-UT Region

Posted on: June 17th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

According to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2009 Health Plan Ratings, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona was the top rated private health plan in the Arizona/Utah region.  The ratings are based on Health coverage and benefits Provider choice Health information and communication Health insurance claims processing Statements Customer service, and Approval processes SelectHealth also faired very well […]

Utah May Soon Mandate Autism Coverage

Posted on: December 17th, 2008 by ymedina No Comments

Autism affects thousands of American families every day. In most cases, families must go into debt to pay for the comprehensive therapy they feel their children need; behavioral therapy is not covered by most insurance. Utah state senator Howard Stephenson and state representative Roger Barrus (both R) plan to change all that. In January, they […]

Health Insurance Assistance for Children in Utah

Posted on: November 19th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

Select Health, a non profit health insurer serving Utah and Idaho, has launched a premium assistance program that will supplement the existing SelectHealth Kids Plan, and reduce monthly premiums by 40-60% for qualifying residents. Utah’s children’s health insurance program (CHIP) currently provides a low cost health insurance plan to families in need who have uninsured […]

Low Cost Utah Health Insurance

Posted on: November 5th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

Utah health insurers announced a new health insurance plan, called NetCare, for Utah residents who are between jobs.  NetCare is designed to be a more affordable health insurance option than COBRA coverage. Cost savings from the COBRA alternative would be derived from NetCare not being required to include all the health benefits that are currently […]