The New Hampshire health insurance landscape includes many avenues through which individuals and families may buy health care insurance plans. Residents without access to employer-sponsored coverage can shop for health care plans in the private marketplace and through the federal marketplace exchange. Those who are eligible may apply for public health plans such as Medicaid and CHIP.
HealthCare.org offers free health insurance quotes for Obamacare individual insurance plans, and also provides access to short term health insurance, small employer health plans and Medicaid information.
New Hampshire and the Affordable Care Act
When the Affordable Care Act took effect and required most Americans to buy health insurance coverage, New Hampshire elected to participate in the federal marketplace, also known as the federal exchange. When residents enroll in ACA-compliant health plans sold through the health insurance exchange, they can apply for income-based financial assistance that helps lower their monthly health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses for healthcare.
Only marketplace plans are eligible for income-based premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies. Individuals and families can find both marketplace, on-exchange plans and private, off-exchange plans at HealthCare.org. For those who qualify for financial assistance, HealthCare.org will connect them to the right exchange to complete their enrollment.
The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) provides a way for employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees to offer healthcare benefits that meet federal health insurance standards.
Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire
New Hampshire is one of many states to have expanded Medicaid to single, low-income adults since Obamacare took effect. Residents that want to apply for Medicaid must meet certain eligibility criteria set by the state.
New Hampshire CHIP
New Hampshire Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides low-cost health insurance for eligible children.
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New Hampshire currently is and has been for the past twenty years one of the 10 states in the United States with the best health conditions. In 2014, the United Health Foundation ranked it as the 7th healthiest state in the country. The state’s ranking is down from its 2008 position. However, New Hampshire’s lifestyle is very healthy, and it’s one of the healthiest locations to raise your family in the United States.
There isn’t much New Hampshire can do to improve, as they are doing mostly everything right already. Even despite the state’s low public health funding per capita (way below the national average), the state’s healthiness has been incredible, and the efficiency and adequacy of its Health System is one of the best in the country.
New Hampshire Insurance Department
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 14
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (800) 852-3416http://www.nh.gov/insurance/
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
105 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-8140http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/