Groups from across Missouri are convening as the Cover Missouri Coalition because they share the vision of reducing the number of uninsured in Missouri. Members work to build awareness, facilitate enrollment, increase health insurance literacy, and support transformation. The Coalition is organized around a Steering Committee, Working Groups, and Community Partners. Coalition members will share learning and best practices, maximize resources, identify challenges and opportunities, and build an inclusive plan to insure Missourians.
Cover Missouri is a project of Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) to promote quality, health coverage for every Missourian. MFH is the convener of the Cover Missouri Coalition and is an independent philanthropic foundation dedicated to improving the health of the uninsured and underserved.
Click here to see a current list of Coalition members.
Watch this video to learn more about the Coalition
About Missouri Foundation For Health
Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge and funding.
To learn more please visit mffh.org
A government health insurance program for Americans who have low incomes or disabilities. In Missouri, this program is called “MO HealthNet” for adults, and “MO HealthNet for Kids” for children up to age 19.
Affordable and minimum value coverage
Employers who offer insurance may be subject to penalties if the coverage they offer is not considered affordable or does not provide a minimum level of coverage. To be considered affordable coverage, a worker’s share of premiums should be less than 9.5% of their pay. For example, if a worker is paid $35,000 a year, his or her share of premiums for individual coverage should be less than $3,325 for the year.
For coverage to meet the minimum value requirement, it should have an actuarial value of 60%. For example, if a covered health service costs $100, the health plan would pay $60 and the worker would be responsible for paying $40.