New Wyoming Insurance Plan and Pre-Existing Conditions

A pre-existing condition insurance plan is now in effect for Wyoming.
A pre-existing condition insurance plan is now in effect for Wyoming.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – Chronic health problems and no current insurance coverage are “no problem” under the new Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan being offered in Wyoming. Only a couple of dozen people have signed up for the insurance so far; the coverage is part of federal healthcare reform.

Marguerite Herman with Wyoming's Consumer Advocates: Project Healthcare thinks people just don't know it is available, and many have stopped bothering to look.

Herman says chronic disease is common in Wyoming, and throughout rural areas of the country.

Herman says her group is also interested in hearing from people who do enroll, to find out if the system is working in the best interest of those who need the coverage.

To be eligible for the coverage, a person must have been without insurance for the last six months. Monthly premiums range from about $230 to $360, depending on age.

To learn more, click here: https://www.pcip.gov/StatePlans.... or call 1-866-717-5826

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