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Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies

Individual & Family Plans

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A Plan For Everyone

Farm Bureau partners with Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan and Priority Health to offer a variety of health insurance products to our members and clients. Many of our Farm Bureau Insurance Agents are specially certified to sell Blue Cross and Priority Health insurance plans, both on and off the Marketplace. If your Farm Bureau Agent doesn’t sell health insurance, we have a team of specialist who can help you. There’s no charge for our services and a Farm Bureau membership is not required. 

Coverage Categories

The metal level category you choose determines how you and your plan will share in the cost of your care. No matter what category you choose, you will receive the same level of quality care and save money on your monthly premium based on your income. Our health-certified agents can help you determine if you qualify for these savings. 

Metal Level Average of what the plan pays Average of what you pay Monthly premium costs for the plan
Bronze 60% 40% Lowest
Silver 70% 30% Moderate
Gold 80% 20% Highest


What's Covered

Under the Affordable Care Act, every health plan sold on the Marketplace must be certified as a “qualifying health plan” and meet a set of minimum standards. Every qualified individual health plan must follow these standards:

  • 10 essential benefits outlined in the law, including: maternity care, prescription drugs, preventive care, outpatient care, hospitalization, lab services, emergency services and more. 

  • The insurance company can’t set a dollar limit on what they spend on essential health benefits for your care during the entire time you’re enrolled in that plan. 

  • Free preventive care. 

  • The insurance company cannot refuse to cover you or charge you more just because you have a “pre-existing condition.” 

  • Your health insurance coverage cannot be canceled just because you get sick.  

Who's Eligible

To purchase individual health insurance on or off the Marketplace, you must meet these requirements:  

  • You must be a Michigan resident and live in the state for a minimum of six months each year. 

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national (or be lawfully present).  

  • You can’t be incarcerated.  

  • You can’t have any other health care coverage.  

  • You must purchase a policy during the annual Open Enrollment Period, or during a qualifying Special Enrollment Period.  

  • You can’t have Medicare coverage.  

  • Children are eligible to remain on your policy until age 26. 

A Farm Bureau membership is not required. 

When You Can Enroll

The Annual Open Enrollment Period for 2024 coverage is November 1, 2023 – January 15, 2024. Applications completed by December 15, 2023 will have an effective date of January 1, 2024. Applications completed December 16, 2023 – January 15, 2024 will have an effective date of February 1, 2024.

You may also be eligible to get health insurance at other times:  

  • If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a life event, like losing other coverage, getting married, moving, or having a baby.  
  • If you are denied Medicaid or are no longer eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), you may also qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. 

If you just need a temporary health insurance plan while you’re between jobs, ask your health-certified Farm Bureau Insurance agent about a short-term policy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Make No Decision Alone

Our health-certified Farm Bureau Insurance Agents have been specially trained, licensed, and federally certified to help you understand the complexities of an individual health insurance plan. They can help you determine if you qualify for financial assistance and enroll in a health insurance plan. There is no charge for our services and no Farm Bureau membership is required, so take advantage of our expertise. 

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