According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 131,000 Alaska residents are uninsured (21% of the state’s population) and 91% of those are eligible for tax credits to supplement their insurance costs in the Affordable Care Act-enabled marketplace.
The HHS also reported that the average cost for the bronze plan in Alaska, the lowest-cost option, is $385 /mo. before any tax credits. This is well above the national average for a bronze plan which is $249 a month and unfortunately one of the highest in the country.
Alaska has opted to let the federal government and the HHS run their health care marketplace. Residents can enroll at the official website Healthcare.gov or they can call 1-800-318-2596, available 24/7. As a basis for comparison, we encourage you to get quotes direct from other insurance companies to view a better range of plans and to get assistance with dental and vision plans.