Mississippi Affordable Health Insurance
If you are an individual looking for health insurance in Mississippi, or sourcing other options, as insurance costs continue to rise, Health Plan One can help. Get started by inserting your zip code above to receive your free online health insurance quote.
Increasing Insurance Costs:
With the increasing cost of providing health insurance for you and your family, the prospect of finding affordable health insurance is both daunting and confusing. Health insurance premiums have risen 81% in Mississippi in the past 6 years, according to Families USA. In fact, about 371, 200 Mississippi adults do not have insurance at all, according to Kaiser Family State Facts.
But family health insurance is essential and luckily, there is no need to feel you are alone when selecting a plan. If you reside inConnecticut and need to find a better family health insurance plan or obtain health insurance, Health Plan One can help you review all possible insurance solutions. Fill in your zip code above to get an instant online insurance quote for your family health insurance plan.
Insurance & Politics: What Your State Government Is Doing:
Mississippi offers the CHIP program to children up to age 19 who are residents of Mississippi, whose family incomes are up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, and who do not qualify for Medicaid. Please visit the CHIP website for more detailed information at http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/_static/41,0,96.html
Congress is helping Mississippi avoid a potential $15 million shortfall in the state's children health insurance program. In a statement, Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he was told an extra $23 million will be sent to cover health care for more than 60,000 children enrolled in the program.
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Mississippi High Risk Pool
In Mississippi, medical underwriting is allowed without restriction. There is a 12 month look back and exclusionary period for preexisting conditions.
Mississippi offers a high risk pool through the Mississippi Comprehensive Health Insurance Risk Pool Association (MCHIRPA). You may be eligible for this pool if you match the following criteria:
- A legal resident of Mississippi
- Under age 65
- Without access to other medical coverage
- Uninsurable due to medical reasons
A preexisting condition is a medical condition for which medical advice or treatment was recommended or given within 6 months prior to coverage under this plan. High Risk Individual Plans have a 12 month waiting period for any preexisting medical condition.
Coverage under this high risk pool includes doctor visits, prescription drugs, outpatient and in-hospital care, ambulance, labs and x-rays, skilled nursing care, hospice, home health visits, transplants, rehabilitation, durable medical equipment, mental health and substance abuse, physical, speech and occupational therapy.
Mississippi Health Insurance for Groups and Small Businesses (2-50 employees)
In Mississippi, medical underwriting is allowed with plus or minus 25% of the indexed rate based on the health status of the group. There is a 6 month look back and 12 month exclusionary period limit for preexisting conditions for those without prior healthcare. If you're looking to secure small business health insurance coverage, we need some information from you about your business. Begin by inserting your zip code at the top of the page.
Small businesses have been a frequent target of fake insurance scams since employers are always looking to reduce health insurance costs and simply do not have the purchasing power to negotiate more competitive rates for their employees.
For more information on small group plans for this state please see our Mississippi Small Group page.
Mississippi COBRA Individual Health Coverage
Mississippi offers COBRA, the Consolidate Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. Many companies with 20 or more employees that offer health insurance are required to offer employees and their dependents continuation coverage for benefits that were lost due, for example, to job loss, reduction in hours worked, death, or divorce.
Medicaid and Medicare in Mississippi
Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, disabled individuals and nursing home residents. These individuals must meet certain income and other requirements.
Children (ages 1-5)-133% of the Federal Poverty Level
Children (Ages 6-19)-100% of the Federal Poverty Level
Pregnant Women and Infants
Pregnant Women-185% of the Federal Poverty Level
Infants (ages 0-1)-185% of the Federal Poverty Level
Non-Working Parents-28% of the Federal Poverty Level
Working Parents-35% of the Federal Poverty Level
Aged, blind, and disabled- 95% of the Federal Poverty Level
Office Visits and Family Planning Services, Hospital Care, Outpatient Services, Prescription Drugs, Eyeglasses, Home Health Services, Long Term Care Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Non-Emergency Transportation Services, Chiropractic Services, Dialysis Services, Dental, Extractions and Related Treatment, Durable Medical Equipment and Medical Supplies, Hospice Services
Co-payments vary between $1-10. There are no co-payments if you are under 18, pregnant, living in a nursing home, or receiving family planning services.
You may learn more about Mississippi Medicaid at http://www.medicaid.ms.gov
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