More Than 50 Carriers Added to State Health Insurance Exchanges for 2015, AIS Newsletter Finds

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Consumers who shop for coverage on public insurance exchanges this fall will see scores of new products and dozens of carriers that didn’t participate a year ago, Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges reports.

More than 50 health insurers have filed to sell products on public insurance exchanges for the 2015 plan year, Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s (AIS) Inside Health Insurance Exchanges (HEX) can exclusively report. HEX conducted a survey of state departments of insurance (DOIs) earlier this month, the results of which were detailed in its Sept. 18 issue.

With few exceptions, both state-based exchanges (SBEs) and federally facilitated exchanges (FFEs) expect to have new carriers selling individual and/or small-group coverage through the exchanges, with nearly half of all states gaining new entrants. Only seven states had currently participating plans withdraw from the marketplace.

Other notable findings from the HEX survey include UnitedHealth Group’s intention to sell products on at least 12 exchanges in the 2015 plan year, increasing from just four in 2014. And, as was the case in the inaugural year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are selling coverage on exchanges in all but two states — Iowa and Mississippi. DOIs in eight states either declined to comment or did not respond by HEX’s press time.

Visit http://aishealth.com/archive/nhex091814-01 to view read the article in its entirety, including a table featuring the survey results by state.

About Inside Health Insurance Exchanges
Inside Health Insurance Exchanges provides hard-hitting news and strategies on public and private health insurance exchanges, written for business leaders with health plans, pharma companies, hospitals and health systems, brokers and agents, and exchange managers and vendors. The newsletter delivers reliable intelligence on this critical cornerstone of health reform — the players and their partners, product designs and enrollment results, employer perspectives and much more. Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/inside-health-insurance-exchanges for more information.

About AIS
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at http://AISHealth.com.

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