Three insurers participating in Idaho’s insurance exchange are giving some customers an extension on their deadline to pay up.
- Blue Cross of Idaho moved its deadline for paying the first month’s premium to Jan. 31.
- SelectHealth will take January’s premiums until Jan. 31.
- PacificSource moved its deadline to next Wednesday, Jan. 15.
About February’s Deadline
February premiums are due in a few weeks. For members of SelectHealth, the February premium deadline is Jan. 31.
Also remember: If you buy insurance by the 15th of the month, the plan’s coverage goes live the first of the next month. If you buy it on or after the 16th, you’ll have to wait about six weeks to use your benefits.
What if you haven’t already purchased health insurance?
You still have some time. Open enrollment runs through March 31. If you buy a plan by that day, you’ll will meet the deadline to avoid an Affordable Care Act tax penalty.
So far, there have been no announcements to give procrastinators an extension on that make-or-break deadline.