Chaney says some may have no access to federal health insurance
Published: June 20,2013
JACKSON — Many Mississippians may have no options when the new federal health insurance marketplace starts enrolling customers in October.
Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says two insurers have announced offerings so far, and they plan to serve 46 of Mississippi’s 82 counties.
Unless something changes, consumers in remaining counties will have no options to buy health insurance through the online exchange. That means they will have no use for federal tax credits offered to consumers with incomes between 133 percent and 400 percent of poverty level.
Magnolia Health Plan will offer coverage in 46 counties. It is a unit of St. Louis-based Centene Corp., and runs a Mississippi Medicaid network with 77,000 enrollees.
Humana, based in Louisville, Ky., will offer coverage in four of the 46 counties included in Magnolia’s plan.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- Ex-state employee gets jail time for embezzling from school
- Madison's Christmas on Ice will not take place this year
- SPECIAL REPORT: Land may hold key to Jackson airport’s success
- Ex-judge disciplined, but not barred, by Supreme Court
- Gunn: State's GOP needs to heal after Senate primary battle
- SPECIAL REPORT: A savvy pro is sought for Jackson airport's CEO
- Bank welcomes Little
- USM Foundation sees second-highest fundraising total in history