Utah awaits reforms in family health insurance
Utah awaits reforms in family health insurance

Utah awaits reforms in family health insurance

Parents in Utah will now be able to include children, up to the age of 26, in their own coverage. Now 11, 600 individuals will have access to affordable health care through their parents’ coverage. This and a host of other changes await the families in Utah. Provo car accident lawyer
Here is a look at some of health reforms in Utah.

•    Families will now be provided with tax credits to ensure that they have affordable coverage. Tax credits will also benefit 40,500 small business firms who provide insurance to employees and their families.

•    A $5 billion temporary early retiree reinsurance program will help 38, 500 people and their families.  This program will be effective from June 1, 2010.

•    Since more Utahns will be covered, cost-shifting will be eliminated. Families earlier had to pay $1000 more due to cost-shifting.

•    The Utah health insurance Exchange will provide families with insurance choices to increase competition and enable more consumer choice. Families can compare the cost and benefits to choose a coverage that is affordable.

•    Families in Utah will also have guaranteed choices of insurances irrespective of whether the members lose or change jobs or move or get sick.

•    New plans will cover prevention and wellness benefits at no charge to families in Utah.

•    More than a million Utah families will not have to worry about their coverage running out as insurance companies would not be able to place lifetime limits.

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