Consumers can buy Meda health insurance at most grocery stores, but they can’t buy it at the pharmacy where they can get it online.
That’s because Medica doesn’t offer coverage through the internet, which the company says isn’t covered by the ACA.
That means consumers are stuck with a $400 annual deductible and must pay out of pocket for their Medica coverage.
That includes the deductible for the deductible drug plan.
For consumers who do have Medica, they’ll have to pay $800 a year to have the policy renewed.
But that’s not a major cost, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
“If you’re using the internet to buy a policy, it’s still $800 per year, and that’s probably enough to pay for all of your Medica insurance needs,” said Sarah Hensarling, senior vice president of health and consumer affairs for the Kaiser Foundation.
The group estimates that more than 5 million people in the U.S. buy Medas, and they’re the second-most popular health insurance plan after Medicare.
In the last two years, the share of people with Medica has risen from 8.6% to 9.2%.
Consumers can purchase Medica policies online through the health insurance marketplace at Medica.com or by calling 1-877-MEDA-CARE (1-877) 553-8800.