Beginning July 1, 2022, EMS volunteers serving in rural areas are eligible for health insurance coverage for themselves and their family members through a partnership of local agencies, the Utah Association of Counties, and the State of Utah.
For details, see below. Contact your local EMS for more information.
To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
Not have health insurance coverage available through an employer, a spouse’s employer, or a government plan or program
Be licensed as an EMS provider
Provide EMS services for a rural agency
Respond to 20% of calls over a rolling 12-month period
Coverage is provided through PEHP and offers:
Comprehensive medical coverage
Access to all rural hospitals and a choice of either Intermountain or MountainStar/ Steward/University hospitals along the Wasatch Front
$35 office copays with a $2,000 individual/$4,000 family deductible
Monthly cost for the 2022-2023 plan year
How Can I Enroll?
Current EMS volunteers can enroll through their local agency until July 15 for coverage effective July 1, 2022. New EMS volunteers can enroll for coverage through their local agency within 30 days of starting service. Volunteers can download the attached Fillable Enrollment Form and email the digitally completed form, print and scan the form, or print and take a photo of the completed form. Please send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll.
What Happens if I Lose Eligibility?
If you no longer meet all of the eligibility requirements, your EMS coverage will end on the last day of the month in which any one of the conditions for eligibility no longer applied.