Tom Hirsig

The Wyoming Insurance Commission says more people are starting to take advantage of the Health Insurance Exchange ever since the federal website was revamped.  Tom Hirsig told the Legislature’s Joint Health and Labor Committee that after a slow start some 5,000 Wyoming residents have received insurance through the exchange.  He says things will continue to pick up.

The Wyoming Insurance Commissioner says he has no idea how the federal health insurance marketplace, also known as an insurance exchange, will change the health insurance landscape in Wyoming. Tom Hirsig says he has no idea how many companies are considering offering insurance to state residents as part of the exchange.

“Probably companies are going to have to pick the states where they do the most business to start with, but in the future we are hoping that with time there will be more activity inside the exchange or marketplace.”