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Find The Best Health Coverage For Your Budget in South Carolina Health Insurance

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How much is health insurance in the Palmetto State?

With a population of almost 5,150,000,  South Carolina is the 23rd  most populated state in the country. There are many factors that go into calculating the rate you pay for your health insurance. Below is a breakdown of how much other people in South Carolina typically pay for coverage based on different factors. 

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South Carolina Health Insurance Premium by Age

In South Carolina, the typical customer 26 and younger will pay $166.16 per month while a person over 56 years old will pay over $391.67 per month.

Age Range Premiums

Age Range Premium
< 26 $166.16
26 - 35 $218.07
36 - 45 $321.27
46 - 56 $336.39
> 56 $391.67

South Carolina Health Insurance Premium for Smokers vs. Non-Smokers

As with all states, customers in South Carolina who smoke may pay a higher premium for their health insurance than those customers who are non-smokers. In South Carolina smokers pay $317.39 while non-smokers pay $280.04 on average.

Smoker vs. Non-Smoker

Smoker? Average of Health Premium
Non-Smoker $280.04
Smoker $317.39

The most affordable health insurance premiums, by city, in South Carolina

These cities had the most affordable health insurance premiums across South Carolina in 2019.

Most Affordable City Premiums in South Carolina Health Insurance

City Average of Health Premium
Hopkins $123.75
Pickens $141.92
Taylor $153.59
Lexington $154.81
Saint Helena Island $157.26
Goose Creek $172.58
Gaffney $172.58
Cayce $172.58
Greenwood $180.56
Six Mile $183.96

The most expensive health insurance premiums, by city, in South Carolina

These cities had the most expensive health insurance premiums across South Carolina in 2019.

Most Expensive City Premiums in South Carolina Health Insurance

City Average of Health Premium
Aiken $461.09
Bluffton $478.88
Dorchester $486.00
sharon $489.80
Clover $513.19
Fort Mill $513.78
North Charleston $518.30
Pacolet $566.28
Beaufort $585.94
Roebuck $727.80

When is open enrollment 2021 in South Carolina?

Open enrollment periods do vary by state and insurance type. South Carolina relies on the federal exchange of the Affordable Care Act. Residents may enroll for health insurance on HealthCare.gov. South Carolina insurance companies that participate in the federal exchange include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and Ambetter/Absolute Total Care. South Carolina  2021 Open Enrollment is November 1, 2020 -December 15, 2020.

 

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When is Medicare open enrollment 2021 in South Carolina?

Medicare open enrollment dates also vary by state. South Carolina 2021 Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15, 2020-December 7, 2020. The General Enrollment Period begins January 1, 2021 and will end March 31, 2021. The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021

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