We offer consultations with experts to quote, compare, and help individuals and families enroll in a health plan from any of the top carriers, both on and off the exchange.
While individuals can go direct to an insurance company, get a quote, talk to a rep, pick a health plan and enroll, we feel this is a difficult and time-consuming process, especially trying to reach multiple carriers, check providers’ lists, and compare plans from one company to the next.
Please note, BPJ does charge a consulting fee to assist clients with individual health insurance needs. If you wish to deal directly with insurers to bypass this fee, please see our Self-Service portal below.
Once you have obtained your quote from the links below, you can finish the online application by clicking on Apply Now for the plan selected.
GET A QUOTE FOR INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY COVERAGE ON THE MARKETPLACE: QUOTE OR ENROLL NOW
If you have a gap in coverage or do not have a qualifying event, you may obtain short term coverage.
INDIVIDUAL HEALTH CONSULTING FEES AND COMMISSIONS
READ AND SIGN FORM BELOW.
THEN YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE A PAGE WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE TIME AND DATE OF YOUR CONSULTATION.
As indicated by the signature(s) on this form, I (we) have been advised and have full knowledge that in applying for insurance with Barker Phillips Jackson Insurance of Missouri providing services, both in person and through technology, to research, quote, select and enroll in individual health insurance coverage, I (we) are paying to Barker Phillips Jackson a per use, non-refundable consulting fee of One Hundred Fifty dollars ($150), as authorized by SB 193, which amended Chapter 375 of the Revised Missouri Statutes. In addition to this fee, BPJ may or may not receive some small compensation from the insurer. I (we) further understand and agree that should the application for insurance be rejected, postponed, canceled, rated up, or should I (we) elect for any reason to withdraw or cancel the application for insurance or request the coverage be canceled or the application voided, the service charge is fully earned and that no portion of the service charge will be refunded or returned.
I (we) further agree and understand that if payment for said consulting or application is by personal or business check and should that remittance be returned by any financial institution as non-negotiable for any reason, I (we) agree we will be obligated to pay immediately in cash, cashier’s check, or money order an additional service fee to BPJ Agency the sum of Twenty-Five dollars ($25). I (we) understand and agree this fee is in addition to any consulting fee due and payable and is due BPJ Agency regardless of the status of the application or request for insurance services.
You must have a Qualifying Event and apply within 60 days of your loss of coverage or qualifying event in order to purchase health insurance outside of Open Enrollment, and you must provide documentation as proof of that qualifying event.
Examples of a Qualifying Event include losing group coverage, getting married, having a baby, moving to another state and out of the ‘service area’ of your current plan, etc. Termination for non-payment of premium is not a qualifying event.
There is no difference. The price is identical. However, IF you qualify for a Tax Credit based on your income, the government is actually paying a portion of your medical premium for you, thus lowering your overall premium.
If your income is between 100% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you may qualify for a Tax Credit. Depending on how many people are in your household and the total Adjusted Gross income for the household, you could receive a tax credit. Access to health insurance through an employer will most likely make you ineligible to receive tax credits.
If you need coverage for a month or two before the new plan kicks in, purchase Short Term Medical. NOTE: Short term policies are not ACA approved coverage as defined by the law.
You should receive a bill or payment instructions from the insurance company. Following their instructions. Most accept payment online, by phone or in the mail. If you did not receive any payment instructions, you must contact the health insurance company as payments are made directly to the company. You must pay your first premium before January 1st in order for the coverage to begin.
You don’t need to pay the full premium. You must apply for the Tax Credit through the government website to get this tax credit. If you qualify, you can receive the Tax Credit one of two ways:
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