Type to search

Health Care News

Delawareans reminded of health exchange enrollment deadline

Avatar photo
Share

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials are encouraging residents to sign up in Delaware’s health insurance exchange before next week’s deadline.

Officials are reminding residents that open enrollment for coverage starting in January ends on Tuesday.

Federal officials say 7,730 Delawareans already have chosen a plan on Delaware’s exchange during this year’s open enrollment.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, which has more than 90 percent of the individual market share in Delaware, has been granted an average premium increase of 22.4 percent for individual plans for the current plan year. Aetna Health and Aetna Life Insurance Co. were approved for average individual premium increases of about 17 percent.

The penalty for not having coverage in 2016 is 2.5 percent of annual household income, or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, whichever is higher.

Get the free DBT email newsletter  

Follow the people, companies and issues that matter most to business in Delaware.

Tags:

You Might also Like

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Premier Digital Partners

© 2023 Delaware Business Times

Get the DBT Best Restaurants Guide

Your go-to resource for the best places for business meetings, happy hours, power lunches and more, as compiled by the Delaware Business Times editorial team.

No, thank you.
Best Restaurants Cover