(AP) – A Harrisburg insurance agency that provides health coverage to about 80,000 residents is seeking approval from the state to expand coverage to more people.
The Office of Insurance Commissioner says it is asking the Texas Department of Insurance to consider extending coverage to people who can pay for it.
The proposed extension would cover people whose health insurance coverage is in a plan they purchased in the past year and the coverage they had in 2018, or if they bought coverage through the agency, but had not paid premiums.
The plan would provide the coverage for an annual premium of up to $1,500.
The proposal also would cover an annual deductible of $500 for new enrollees and $500 per adult and $250 for children.
The agency’s insurance commissioner says the agency has been able to expand its existing coverage to those in the current Medicaid program and the CHIP program.
State regulators are expected to vote on the proposal Thursday.