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Idaho Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Idaho.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Idaho Commission on Human Rights
208.334.2873
www.humanrights.idaho.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
208.334.3390
https://vr.idaho.gov/

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Idaho State Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
Your Health Idaho
855.944.3264
www.yourhealthidaho.org/

Idaho Department of Insurance
208.334.4250
www.doi.idaho.gov

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa/

COBRA-Idaho
Idaho Department of Insurance
208.334.4250
www.doi.idaho.gov/

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Idaho Children Health Insurance Plan/Medicaid
877.456.1233
www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/?TabId=219

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/id/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
https://doi.idaho.gov/SHIBA/default
800.247.4422

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Idaho Department of Labor
208.332.3570
https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Unemployment-Benefits

Agency: Idaho Department of Labor

Claims must be filed online. See https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Unemployment-Benefits. Payment will begin about two-and-a-half weeks from the time of application, if the claimant is eligible. The maximum weekly benefit is $448, and benefits may be claimed for up to 20 weeks. Self-employed workers and independent contractors are likely not eligible due to not having covered employment (meaning they do not have employers that have paid into the unemployment insurance system). Customer service can be reached by phone at (208) 332-8942 or (208) 332-3570. The website also offers chat and email assistance options. Work search requirements for weekly recertifications can be found here: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Portals/0/Publications/UI-Work-Search-Requirements.pdf?v=1.1. A comprehensive guidebook is available here: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Portals/0/Publications/UIClaimant_Booklet.pdf. Explanations of how to use the online filing portal are available in English and Spanish here: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Publications#ptitle-jobskr. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Portals/0/Publications/UI_Facts_Flyer.pdf and here: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Unemployment-Benefits/Questions-Answers. A series of videos explaining unemployment insurance benefits and providing tips on how to apply can be found here: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Unemployment-Benefits/UI-Videos

Updates related to Idaho unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://idahoatwork.com/2020/03/18/faqs-about-unemployment-insurance-and-covid-19/ and https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/COVID-19.

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials. (Current as of 1/2011)