KANSAS HEALTH INSURANCE
The Kansas Health Insurance Association (KHIA) was created by the Kansas State Legislature to provide access to health insurance coverage to all residents of the state who are unable to obtain individual health insurance. We offer individual health insurance coverage to state residents rejected for coverage due to medical reasons.Kansas has fallen three spots from last year, and is now ranked as the 26th healthiest state to live in, according to the 2011 America’s Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
KANSAS MEDICAL INSURANCE STATISTICS
Consider the following statistics about health care coverage in Kansas:
Total Kansas Residents – 2,708,002
Kansas uninsured residents – 12.48%
Total Kansas HMO enrollment – 409,435
Avg annual employee premium in KS employer-sponsored plan (after employer contrib): $807
Avg KS hospital cost per inpatient day (before insurance) – $1,093
KANSAS HEALTH PLANS
AN INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY HEALTH PLAN IN KANSAS
A new Kansas 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 KS 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, Kansas 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.
KANSAS STATE HEALTH RESOURCES
Residents can also refer to a number of resources within Kansas:
KANSAS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Medical assistance offered by the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) to help cover health care costs.
KANSAS HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
The Bureau for Children Youth & Families is committed to promoting the health of women and infants, children and adolescents.
KANSAS FARM WORKER HEALTH PROGRAM
The Kansas Farm worker Health Program strives to assure access to health care services for low-income and medically underserved migratory and seasonal farm workers.