Updated 10/1/2013 — See Below
Mississippi Exchange Website Information
If you live in Mississippi, you will use the federal government website, HealthCare.gov, to shop and apply for coverage. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2014.
The Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange will be operated through a federally-run health insurance exchange, also referred to as the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Starting October 1, 2013, Mississippi residents will be able to access information about all the plans available through the Exchange, shop for plans, and access individual premium tax credits. The SHOP Exchange will be available to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees. Coverage from the Exchange starts in January 2014.
Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange – What Plans will be Available?
All plans offered through the Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange will meet the ACA definition of a Qualified Health Plan (QHP). The plans will be offered by level of coverage for essential health benefits (EHB), to allow consumers to compare plans on an “apples to apples” basis.
The four “metal” levels are: Bronze (plan pays 60%), Silver (plan pays 70%), Gold (plan pays 80%), and Platinum (plan pays 90%).
Specific insurance carriers and plan rates will go through a formal review process, and are expected this summer.
Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange – Navigators
The Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange will follow federal guidelines for insurance professionals selling policies through the Exchange and for navigators assisting consumers and small businesses.
Insurance professionals will be able to register with the Exchange and receive any commissions directly from the carriers (using their Exchange ID number and NPN).
The Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange navigator program will assist consumers in making choices about their health care options and accessing their new health care coverage, including access to premium tax credits for eligible consumers.
Recent Mississippi Exchange News
- Views around the country from our partners – USA TODAY November 19, 2013
San Francisco ChronicleViews around the country from our partnersUSA TODAYWhile we can expect the Affordable Care Act's current stumbles to fade into memory — a technological fix exists for the f …
- Humana “Covering Mississippi” Mobile Tour – Jackson Free Press November 18, 2013
Humana “Covering Mississippi” Mobile TourJackson Free Press… public-private coalition focused at educating Mississippi residents about the online health insurance marketplace. Humana is offering cov …
- Panelists detail Affordable Care Act at public forum – Natchez Democrat November 15, 2013
Panelists detail Affordable Care Act at public forumNatchez DemocratQuestions ranged in topic from the effect on Medicaid and Medicare patients to who needs to sign up and how to sign up for insurance …
- Chaney: Obama reversal on canceled health insurance plans shouldn't have big … – The Republic November 15, 2013
Chaney: Obama reversal on canceled health insurance plans shouldn't have big …The RepublicThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday released statistics about how many Americ …
- Politics & Income, Not Technology, Could Impede Mississippi's ACA Outreach – New America Media November 14, 2013
Politics & Income, Not Technology, Could Impede Mississippi's ACA OutreachNew America Media“Even if it was working,” said, referring to the Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange, “it might no …