Enrollment for health insurance plans through the federal exchange is now open. As Kansans search out coverage options, they could find some new choices.
Kansas didn’t have any major changes this year on the health care exchange established under Obamacare. The Trump administration is now allowing new short-term plans that will be sold elsewhere.
Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer said shoppers need to weigh the trade-offs with the short-term plans. They’re cheaper -- for a reason. They offer different coverage.
“And by different, I mean maybe somewhat less coverage or breadth of coverage in them," Selzer said in an interview. "The benefit that comes with that, of course, is a lower cost option.”
The same three companies will be offering plans on the healthcare.gov portal this year. Open enrollment lasts through December 15th.
Stephen Koranda reports: