Health Care

Officials turn to other methods for releasing premiums for insurance in the marketplace in Missouri

03 October 2013


By Robert Joiner, St. Louis Beacon

In response to software glitches and heavy consumer demand on the health insurance marketplace website, federal health officials are offering other ways for people to learn more about the premiums for the new coverage.

The health insurance marketplace opened Tuesday at healthcare.gov, but the large volume of consumers seeking to access information about premiums and co-pays caused the system to come to a crawl or stop running altogether, federal officials said.

Late Tuesday evening, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services began releasing basic data in a printout format. The information for Missouri breaks the state into 10 areas. The data in each offers a list of marketplace plans from two insurers serving Missouri: Coventry Health Care and Anthem.

Read the full article at the St. Louis Beacon

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