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 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.

  • Mike Combo: What is ICHRA? Health Insurance Explained for Employers

    December 16th, 2019  |  20 mins 52 secs
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    In this video, we walk through the Individualized Coverage HRA, or ICHRA for short. We know navigating health insurance for you employees can feel like climbing a mountain of confusing terms, conflicting opinions and strange acronyms: We know employers have a lot of decisions to make already, Mike Combo from Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co joins the Co-Op for a presentation to get you up to speed on how to implement for your business. Enjoy!

  • Jarett Laden: Talks Health Insurance Open Enrollment

    November 15th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 26 secs
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    Independent health insurance agent, Jarett Laden, joins us to discuss open enrollment and finding the right health insurance for you.

  • Audree Kilbey: Health Insurance Terms Explained

    November 15th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 3 secs
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    In this episode, Audree Kilbey, a business analyst at the CO-OP dives into the confusing terminology of the health insurance world.

  • Kayli Julius: How to Navigate a Healthy Lifestyle

    October 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  21 mins 12 secs
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    Our guest on this episode of Covered is Kayli Julius from the University of Montana Curry Health Center. She is here to chat about mental and physical health and how staying healthy can keep your healthcare costs to a minimum.

  • Cindy O'Leary: Insurance and Care Management

    October 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 39 secs
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    Cindy O'Leary, Care Manager for the Health CO-OP shares about customer care in the insurance industry and the great people behind the Health CO-OP.