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Individual Health Insurance in Maine (ME)

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1.3 million Americans are living and working in the Pine Tree State. Every year, another 13,900 are born into the population, growing the state even larger. Sadly, 10 percent of Maine's residents have no health insurance. Though small in relation to other states, there's no reason for anyone in Maine to go without health insurance for another minute.

Maine Health Statistics

The problem of health insurance affects children even before they are born: 12 percent of new mothers in Maine don't get the prenatal care they need. This results in 895 babies born with a low birth weight each year, 6.4 percent annually, and 10 percent are born prematurely. Additionally, 20 percent of children under the age of 3 have not received the immunizations they need to stay healthy.

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Health Insurance Needs in Maine

Maine's adults, too, can benefit from paying a bit more attention to their health care coverage. Almost 8 percent of adults are diabetic, 15 percent have asthma, and 21 percent smoke. Fifty-seven percent are overweight or obese, almost 20 percent have disabilities and 34 percent report poor mental health. For every 100,000 people in Maine, 214 die of cancer, 30 die of Alzheimer's disease, 25 from diabetes, 200 from heart disease and 52 pass due to stroke.

Health insurance policies are an important way to limit the impact of chronic health problems and to prevent as many health issues as possible. Get your free health insurance quote today.

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Maine Health Insurance Laws

Maine law does not allow you to be denied coverage due to a health problem. Family coverage is also guaranteed. Pre-existing conditions can be excluded, but only for a maximum period of 12 months. Pre-existing conditions can not be excluded permanently through an elimination rider. Pregnancy qualifies as a pre-existing condition, but only for a maximum period of 10 months. The state prohibits cancellation of your policy if you become sick.

Individual Health Insurance Companies in Maine

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Maine
Assurant Health
Fairmont Specialty Group

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KEY FACTS...

Did you know that common childhood sicknesses such as asthma and ear infections can affect mental and language development when left untreated? Don't let this happen to your child- apply for a health insurance plan for your family today! 1
Looking for individual health insurance? You're not alone. By 2015, healthcare costs are expected to reach $4 trillion. Safeguard your health and your wallet by investing in a health plan that's unique as you are. 2
Thinking about obtaining health insurance? The number of uninsured individuals increased from 44.8 million to an estimated 52 million in 2010. Don't be a part of this alarming statistic; get quoted on a health insurance policy today. 3

 

 

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