Low cost Indiana health insurance plans are found very easily on our website. Rates from all of the top Hoosier State carriers such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare (short-term), Ambetter, and CareSource are provided so you can quickly consider your Marketplace and non-subsidized options.
Each day we research and update affordable individual and family policies and illustrate the lowest rates available for Hoosier State residents. NOTE: Several carriers no longer offer private under age-65 coverage in the state, including IU Health Plans, MDwise, PHP, Assurant, Humana, Aetna, and Cigna. In the future, if these companies return, we will include them in our quote engine. Exchange availability is different each year.
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In a matter of moments, you can compare, save and apply online for affordable personal Indiana Marketplace plans, both on and off the Exchange. We make it easy to find the most popular private and self-employed medical coverage. Purchasing a policy may not be as expensive as you think. There are many inexpensive policies that fit within your budget and give you the coverage you expect to have. Common expenses, such as office visits, Urgent-Care, ER and inpatient or outpatient claims, are covered with many possible deductible and copay options.
We’ll review your current options and also keep you informed on statewide and national reform and how it could possibly reduce (or, unfortunately...increase) your rates. The State Exchange Marketplace provides a federal tax subsidy to help pay premiums. The amount of the subsidy is based on your total household income in conjunction with the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). We can easily and quickly calculate the amount you are eligible to receive.
Federal Subsidy Estimates (Takes The Form Of Instant Tax Credit)
Listed below are current subsidy estimates from random individual and family examples. We selected Lake County, although amounts can vary. For example, Marion County would generate a higher subsidy, while St. Joseph County would result in a slightly lower subsidy.
Single person age 25 with $18,000 income - $2,436
Single person age 35 with $28,000 income - $1,728
Single person age 45 with $35,000 income - $1,236
Married couple ages 30 with $30,000 income - $5,448
Married couple ages 40 with $50,000 income - $3,264
Married couple ages 50 with $60,000 income - $5,508
Married couple ages 30 with two children and $65,000 income - $7,668
Married couple ages 40 with two children and $65,000 income - $8,568
Married couple ages 50 with two children and $80,000 income - $9,720
Single parent age 30 with one child and $45,000 income - $2,568
Single parent age 40 with one child and $45,000 income - $3,024
Indiana “short-term temporary” coverage is perhaps the cheapest option available. Rates are almost always 40%-60% less than popular comprehensive plans and this type of policy is ideal if you are unemployed, just graduating, between jobs or are waiting for Medicare. For example, a healthy 30-year-old male residing in Indianapolis can purchase short-term coverage for only $36 per month ($5,000 deductible) or $40 per month ($2,500 deductible) through the IHC Group. A 50-year-old married couple (two persons) can purchase coverage for $129 per month ($5,000 deductible) or $152 per month ($2,500 deductible).
Lower deductibles are available through IHC and most other carriers. UHC (also known as "Golden Rule)," also offers inexpensive options, and we'll be happy to review all of the companies for you. Deductibles as low as $500 are available, and coverage can be kept for up to six months. Up to 12 months of coverage is offered through National General Life.
Important Note: Short-term policies are not eligible for instant tax-credit subsidies and generally, any medical expenses you incur from pre-existing conditions will not be paid. Also, since maternity is often excluded, temporary plans are not considered "qualified," and you may be subject to a 2.5% household income tax. However, beginning in 2019, the tax penalty will cease.
How To Lower Your Premium
Many other affordable options can be viewed by simply increasing the deductible. Often, premiums will reduce by hundreds of dollars per month without having any impact on covered office visits and prescriptions. Increasing coinsurance and copays will also save money, especially when non-generic prescriptions are utilized.
For example, the CareSource Bronze plan costs less than the CareSource Federal Simple Bronze plan, since specialist office visits are subject to a deductible instead of a copay. For extremely healthy applicants, selecting the cheapest option is usually very cost-effective. However, the CareSource Low Premium Silver plan option offers lower copays for both pcp and specialist office visits, and features a smaller deductible. The premium difference is also not significant.
Ambetter's least expensive plan is HSA-eligible (Essential Care 2 HSA). The deductible and maximum out-of-pocket expenses are $6,550. However, for a slightly higher premium, the Ambetter Balanced Care 5 offers copays for pcp and specialist visits ($40 and $80) along with a $20 copay for generic prescriptions.
Other low-cost policies prior to 2014 were “Saver” and Value” plans offered by UnitedHealthCare and Anthem. Typically, they included limited office visit benefits, generic and formulary prescription coverage and higher out-of-pocket expenses on major medical claims. “Saver” and “Value” policies were cheap alternatives to higher-priced plans, but are now no longer offered.
If you were being treated for a major condition or were uninsurable prior to 2014, the Indiana Comprehensive Health Insurance Association (ICHIA) offered coverage to individuals and families who could not qualify for medical insurance coverage because of their pre-existing conditions. The program was extended for one month to January 31st, before ending. With Marketplace policies readily available, there was no longer a need to continue the ICHIA.
To qualify for benefits, you had to have been previously denied for coverage and not be eligible for Medicare. Additional qualifications also had to be met. Of course, starting in 2014, pre-existing conditions were not a factor when underwriting an application.
Shopping Made Easy
We know that shopping for healthcare insurance can be time-consuming, frustrating and quite frankly...not a lot of fun! We can help. By providing your zip code at the top of the page, the process of finding the best options for you will begin. If you have a grandfathered plan, although benefits may be limited, it may be advantageous to keep. We can easily explain which choice is best for you.
We know you'll like the rates, and the companies you view are all top-rated. There is no obligation or cost for using our expertise and experience.