Questions about the Affordable Care Act reforms and health insurance exchanges that go into effect January 1, 2014? Click here!
A Consumers Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Wyoming
This guide describes your protections as a Wyoming resident when you seek to buy, keep or switch your health insurance, even if you have serious health conditions. This guide can be viewed at http://www.healthinsuranceinfo.net, choose state: Wyoming.
The Wyoming Buyer's Guide to Medicare Supplement "MEDIGAP" Insurance is now available. This guide provides assistance to Wyoming consumers in selecting an insurance plan to supplement Medicare.
Long Term Care Insurance
The Wyoming Buyer's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance is also available. This guide provides general information about Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Insurance and offers shopping tips. It helps the consumer decide which policy best fits their needs.
Long Term Care Insurance Guide 2014
Long Term Care Insurance & Medicaid Program
This is a Wyoming consumer informational handout describing the Long Term Care Partnership Program. A joint effort between the federal Medicaid program and Long Term Care Insurance Companies to encourage people to plan for their future LTC needs. Click here for a description of the program: LTC and Medicaid Program.
Medicare's Prescription Drugs
For quick facts about Medicare's new coverage for prescription drugs, Medicare's Prescription Drugs quick facts
Attention Senior Citizens
For information, counseling and assistance on long term care, medicare supplement and other health insurance issues for seniors, contact the Wyoming State Health Insurance Assistance Program (WSHIIP). Call the Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc. in Cheyenne at (307) 634-1010, in Casper at (307) 235-5959, in Riverton at (307) 856-6880, or statewide toll-free at 1-800-856-4398. You can also visit them at their web site at http://www.wyomingseniors.com.
Wyoming Health Insurance Pool
The Wyoming Health Insurance Pool was created by the 1990 Wyoming Legislature to provide health insurance coverage to residents of Wyoming who are denied adequate health insurance. This plan is specially designed to meet the needs of those individuals who are unable to purchase health insurance for themselves because of existing health problems. You can check for eligibility, download the brochure, application, and current premium rates in pdf format for the WHIP program here.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act FAQ on COBRA Premium Reduction
This FAQ concerns the COBRA premium reduction for the unemployed. View the FAQ
Federal Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP)
Consumer Alert: Beginning February 16, 2013, the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) is suspending acceptance of new enrollment applications until further notice. PCIP will continue providing coverage to more than 100,000 people currently enrolled nationwide.
Information on the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) for all 50 states plus DC can be found at www.HealthCare.gov , which also has data on each state's individual market and existing state health insurance pool. To see the information www.HealthCare.gov provides on PCIP for Wyoming, go to https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/doi/redirect/healthcare-gov-pcip. From there, you can click on the state of Wyoming on the interactive map for information about coverage available in Wyoming. To find doctors, hospitals and other providers in the PCIP preferred provider network, go to https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/doi/redirect/pre-existing-condition-insurance-plan. For further questions you may call the PCIP 1-866-717-5826.
Link to Consumer Information
Link to the consumer information web site sponsored by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Click here for the link: https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/doi/redirect/naic-consumer-information