Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), in response to uncertain health and economical climate, have come up with individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans for 2021. Marketplace-eligible consumers can these plans during new three-month Special Enrollment Period (SEP) beginning February 15, 2021.
This is in line with the Executive Order that President Biden issued on January 28, 2021. The SEP has been seen as an additional opportunity for those who qualify to enroll in a health insurance plan.
- A report by Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) analysis revealed are 137,800 Kansans and 256,700 Missourians currently uninsured and eligible for a plan through the ACA marketplace. Of these, 47,000 uninsured individuals in Kansas and more than 69,000 uninsured individuals in Missouri may be eligible for advance premium tax credits, also called subsidies, that cover part or all the cost of their monthly premium.
- “At Blue KC, we recognize the importance of participating in the individual marketplace to support a healthier community, especially as we consider the wide-ranging impact COVID-19 continues to have on our community,” said Heather Rollins, Department Vice President, Individual and Small Group Sales, Blue KC. “But, as the KFF analysis indicates, it is equally important that individuals understand their eligibility for not only healthcare coverage but the available financial support. Blue KC is committed to supporting individuals and families in our community by helping them navigate the enrollment process to find plans that match their health and financial needs.”
- Enhanced options for those seeking coverage during SEP are also offered by Blue KC’s portfolio of affordable products and convenient services. It includes plans with access to Spira Care Centers in the five metro counties (Clay, Platte, Jackson, Johnson and Wyandotte), behavioral healthcare access through Mindful by Blue KC and unmatched customer service.
- Spira Care is primary care under one roof, including doctors, behavioral health consultants, disease prevention, member education and more, focusing on your overall health and well-being. Those outsides of the five counties where Spira Care is offered will have access to Blue KC’s trusted, extensive provider network and award-winning customer service — and the variety of plan options that offer highly competitive benefits and services to meet their healthcare needs. To know more about Blue KC’s ACA plans visit BlueKCForYou.com.