GEORGIA HEALTH INSURANCE
Eligible residents of Georgia can apply for coverage through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan program run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
To qualify for coverage:
You must be a United States citizen or reside here legally.
You must be without health coverage for at least the last six months before you apply.
You must have a pre-existing condition or have been denied coverage because of your health condition.
GEORGIA MEDICAL INSURANCE STATISTICS
Consider the following statistics about health care coverage in Georgia:
Total Georgia Residents – 9,467,121
Georgia uninsured residents – 17.77%
Total Georgia HMO enrollment – 1,828,281
Avg annual employee premium in GA employer-sponsored plan (after employer contrib): $972
Avg GA hospital cost per inpatient day (before insurance) – $1,279
GEORGIA STATE HEALTH RESOURCES
Residents can also refer to a number of resources within Georgia:
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
The Department of Community Health insures nearly 2 million people, maximizing the state’s health care purchasing power while planning coverage for uninsured Georgians and coordinating health planning for state agencies.
GEORGIA PEACH-CARE FOR KIDS
Peach-Care is free or low-cost health insurance for uninsured children. Information is available in both Spanish and English.Children of employees of the State of Georgia, the public school system (including teachers, bus drivers, administrative staff, etc.) or the Board of Regents may now apply for Peach care for Kids®! Coverage may begin as soon as January 1, 2012. See if your children may qualify or submit an application today! You can also follow this link to see the latest communication about new 2012 health insurance options for your children from the State Health Benefit Plan.
Peach State Health Plan Provider Search
America group Community Care Provider Search
Well Care of Georgia Provider Directories
AN INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY HEALTH PLAN IN GEORGIA
A new Georgia private health insurance plan may be right for you if:
You are self employed
Your employer does not offer a group plan
You are enrolled in a group plan, but it does not cover spouses or dependents
You are enrolled in a health plan, but the premiums are too high
You are enrolled in a health plan, but your benefits needs have changed
AFFORDABLE GA INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY MEDICAL INSURANCE
If both you and your spouse or domestic partner are looking for a new health insurance plan, we recommend that you look up health insurance quotes both together and separately to find the plan that is most affordable for you. Depending on the health insurance company, Georgia individual and family health insurance rates for couples can be based on the age of the youngest person on the policy. Some couples with an age difference of several years may find they save money by applying for the same plan rather than individually. Couples that are only a few years apart might be able to reduce their total costs by applying for separate health insurance plans. If you decide to apply for a health insurance plan as a couple, make sure the plan you choose covers the benefits both of you need.