About the show

Welcome to Covered, a Health Insurance Podcast by Mountain and Montana Health Co-Op. Purchasing health insurance can be complicated, expensive, and downright intimidating.
We’re the world’s first podcast designed specifically for you: the individual, family or business looking to make the important decision on quality health insurance, told through the stories of our members and insurance experts. If you’re looking for answers about insurance opportunities in Montana and Idaho and seek some inspiration along the way, we’ve got you covered!


  • Episode 10: COVID-19 Vaccines

    February 24th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  7 mins 53 secs
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    Richard Miltenberger, CEO of the CO-OP, joins us to talk about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and how it is being administered across Montana. Listen in for more info.

  • Episode 9: Protecting Your Peepers

    February 24th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  15 mins 21 secs
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    The CO-OP team is joined by Dr. Scott Amestoy, an optometrist from Montana Eyecare in Helena, Montana. He shares his expertise in caring for eyes and vision, including some of his most interesting cases, advice on how to protect your peepers year-round, and why CO-OP members should use their vision exam reimbursement.

  • Episode 8: Caring for your Skin

    February 24th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  11 mins 40 secs
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    In this episode, we speak to Dr. Sri Vellanki, a dermatologist in Helena, Montana. Dr. Vellanki shares her expertise in skin health and its impact on overall wellness with us. Learn more about the little things a dermatologist can find that have a big impact on your whole body and why preventive care is so important.

  • Episode 7: What Makes Mountain Health CO-OP a Great Fit in Wyoming

    October 11th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 21 secs
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  • Episode 6: The Health CO-OP Comes to Wyoming

    October 6th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  18 mins 9 secs
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  • Episode 5: Medicare Supplement Insurance: Mountain Health CO-OP

    June 21st, 2020  |  Season 2  |  21 mins 21 secs
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    Jeff Swingley, sales director for Mountain Health CO-OP introduces their newest product: medicare supplement insurance. What is it, who is it for and how can someone get started?

  • Episode 4: Health Insurance for Your Growing Company

    June 8th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  22 mins 23 secs
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    Ever wonder how to take the step from fledgling startup to full fledged business? Being able to offer your employees benefits is an enormous step in that direction. We talk with small business health insurance expert, Shawn Jacobs, about how to take that first step and where to go for help.

  • Episode 3: Value Based Insurance Design Explained

    June 2nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  15 mins 4 secs
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    Mark Eichler, pharmacy director for Mountain Health CO-OP joins us today to talk value based insurance design. What is it, why is the CO-OP so excited about it and what do you need to know for your self, your business or your clients to educate yourself.

  • Episode 2: Bonus Episode: Health Insurance During Covid-19.

    May 27th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 38 secs
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    Richard Miltenberger talks health insurance and loss-of-coverage during the Covid-19 global pandemic. What does is mean for health insurance? How does this disrupt an ever evolving business model? And why is Mountain Health Co-Op the best option for health insurance in the Rocky Mountain West?

  • Health Insurance for Businesses: How Do You Get Your Employees Covered?

    April 24th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 54 secs
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    According to Tim Garden, this industry is complex for employers and the employees, he wants to make sure individuals have a sense of what is expected from them as well as what is expected of the carrier.