Congressman Cuellar releases new healthcare premiums for Hidalgo County

Congressman Cuellar releases new healthcare premiums for Hidalgo County

POSTED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 5:55am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 7:46am

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) released the premiums and plans available for consumers in Hidalgo County, Texas under the new health insurance marketplace launched October 1st.

Plans are priced partly on geographic location, so be sure to choose Texas and then the county that you live in to see plans and prices available in that specific area. The plans are presented in 5 categories: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and catastrophic. The category you choose affects how much your premium costs each month and what portion of the bill you pay for things like hospital visits or prescription medications. It also affects your total out-of-pocket costs —the total amount you’ll spend for the year if you need lots of care. The Marketplace also offers "catastrophic" plans to people under 30 years old and to some people with very low incomes.

The table below shows premiums available in Hidalgo County for the following rating scenarios: Adult individual = age 27; Adult individual = age 50; Family = 2 adults age 30, 2 children; Family single parent = 1 adult age 30, 2 children; Couple = 2 adults age 40, no children; Child = 1 child any age. These examples are offered for comparison purposes only. When an individual provides household and income information on the Marketplace application, the applicant’s specific age, household makeup, and smoking status will be used to determine premium costs.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The prices here don’t reflect the lower costs an applicant may qualify for based on household size and income. Many people who apply will qualify for reduced costs through tax credits that are automatically applied to monthly premiums. These credits will significantly lower the prices shown for a majority of those applying. Final price quotes are available only after someone has completed a Marketplace application.

Visit to review all premium plans for the State of Texas as well as the other States with Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces.

Premiums are attached below as a Excel file

Book1.xls28 KB

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