Individual Coverage


We offer a wide range of products and services to individuals seeking coverage outside of traditional employer-based plans. Plans include life insurance, disability income, long-term care, short-term medical plans and individual health coverage.

Get an Individual Health Quote
Our quote engine enables you to provide all of your important information in a secure environment. This system also connects you to a wide variety of carriers, that a single application would not. We recommend you visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's Subsidy Calculator to see if you should apply for a subsidy through Healthcare.gov before you start a quote.





Questions or need help?

Contact Amy Heady at aheady@shepherdins.com or 317.819.7007.

FAQs
When can I enroll in an individual health plan or make changes to my current plan?
According to the Affordable Care Act guidelines changes can be made during Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment is from November15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. To make changes outside of the open enrollment dates, individuals must experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE). Examples of a QLE are loss of employer coverage, exhaustion of COBRA or divorce.
 
Am I eligible for a tax credit to help subsidize my premium?
Click the link to take you to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Subsidy Calculator. By answering a few questions you can find out if you are eligible for a subsidy. If you qualify for a subsidy, you will be directed to Healtcare.gov to apply for a plan and use your subsidy.
 
How do I get quotes for individual health insurance?
Rates are figured by gender, age, tobacco use, county and zip code of residence. After clicking on “Get a quote”, you will be asked these questions and then be able to compare rates from the carriers available in your area. Once a plan is chosen, you will be directed to that specific carrier to apply on-line.
 
How can I find out what network my doctor is in?
To find doctors, specialists and hospitals that are included in your network’s select group, visit that specific carriers website. (Anthem.com, Humana.com)

Will using your service cost me anything?
No. You pay the same premium whether you purchase direct from the carrier or through an agent. The benefit of buying through an agent is that you are able to quote many carriers at one time, saving you time. You’ll have someone to contact when you have questions regarding plan selection, the enrollment process, claims, and any other questions you may have.

Why should I shop with you rather than buying an insurance plan elsewhere?

Broad selection: As an independent agency, we can offer plans from multiple insurance companies. We offer a broad selection of insurance carriers and plans, which allows you find the plan that best fits your needs.
Best prices: Health insurance rates are filed with and regulated by Indiana's Department of Insurance. Whether you buy from Shepherd Insurance or directly from the insurance carrier, you'll pay the same monthly premium for the same plan.
Fast processing: Because many of the plans offered on our website can be submitted and signed electronically, it eliminates the need to manually print and mail applications. This reduces average processing time significantly.
Excellent customer care: When purchasing through an agent, you have a personal advocate in your corner.

How do I choose the right plan?
Below we have listed some of items to consider to help you determine what benefits are important to you.
1. The hospitals and physicians that are in the network of the plan you choose
2. Doctor visit co-pay
3. Prescription benefit and copay
4. Annual deductible
5. Out of pocket annual maximum
6. Premium

How do you protect my privacy?
Our quote engine is safe. As your health insurance agent, we're committed to protecting your privacy and the information you provide to us. We will not sell, trade, or give away your personal information to anyone, except those specifically involved in the referral or processing of your health insurance quote or application. We use industry leading technologies to ensure the security of all the information under our control.