South Dakota Health Insurance

With 89% of residents covered in South Dakota, this state has one of the strongest coverage percentages of Health Insurance across the country (the 13th best rate of insurance coverage among residents). Still, there are 11% of residents uninsured, and these residents could go through financial distress in case they have to go through a medical emergency. The percentage of residents insured is slightly higher than it was five years ago, but still lower than what it was twenty years ago. Health Insurance across the state is one of the things South Dakota has been working consistently on over the past years, and it seems to be working.

The percentage of employers offering health insurance to employees is one of the key factors that, if increased, could reduced the overall percentage of residents without Health Insurance across the State. While it is still somewhat low (48.1% percent of South Dakota employers offer health benefits), 77.1% of those workers take the plans offered by their employers.

South Dakota’s has a health system that is in a very good position when compared to the rest of the country, but it still has great room for improvement. With only 107 primary care physicians for every 100,000 residents, and a rate 76 unnecessary hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare enrollees), South Dakota needs to increase the effectiveness of its system. Adequacy is well, with 92.1% of its residents getting medical care when needed. Federally Qualified Health Centers serve 22.2% of residents under the 200% FPL, a great number within the US.

If you’re looking for Health Insurance coverage in South Dakota, we suggest visiting the site of the South Dakota Division of Insurance, which regulates Health Insurance for this state. They have a list of all licensed companies and agents authorized to sell you Health Insurance in South Dakota.

Health Information

South Dakota has a good healthiness overall, above the national average. The United Health Foundation ranked it this year as the 18th healthiest state in America. This is a nice increase compared to 2008 when South Dakota was ranked 21st healthiest state in America. Key factors that helped South Dakota increase its health in the past years were the low drug rates and fewer children living in poverty.

South Dakota spends about $75 per person in public, which ensures that accessibility to health care is good, with average percentages of ready primary care access. If they can work on their Health weaknesses over the year, they can invert the tendency again. But so far, South Dakota is a good, healthy place to live.

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Health Insurance Quotes

In order to save on health insurance in South Dakota and find the best match for your personal coverage needs, you need more information than any one health insurance company can provide. You need to be able to review quotes from a broad range of South Dakota health insurance companies and see how their plan rates and benefits stack up. That is why we enable you to choose from a broad range of insurance companies and health insurance plans available in South Dakota.

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Insurance and Department of Health Information

South Dakota Division of Insurance
445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3563

South Dakota Department of Health
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Phone: 1-800-738-2301