2018 Anthem Withdrawing from 16 Regions in Ca

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    California has 19 regions. Anthem is withdrawing from 16 of those 19. Those regions spared? The "Northern" counties, were I am, "Santa Clara" County, and, the "Central Valley".
     
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    Complete pullout, off exchange only or on exchange only?

    Asking for a friend.
     
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    On exchange, which means off exchange too.
     
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    Same thing happened here, Anthem pulled out in addition to some other insurers.
     
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    But at least Peter Lee is thrilled at only an average 12% rate increase. What a tool!

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    Both on and off exchange per their communication this morning.
     
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    Weighted average of +12.5%. Once the smoke and dust clears, it will be worse.
    Just spot checking reveals, for a Cat plan for a 20+ yr old, Bronze 60. Anthem is currently -30% less compared to Blue Shield for the same plan.
    So, Anthem disappears, 20+ year old enrolls in same Bronze 60 w/Blue Shield (+30%+12.5%).
    That will be sticker shock!

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    So the good news? For 2018 Anthem EPO will continue in (region 1)northern counties. The bad news? Premium rates are increasing 20-54%.
    Within Covered Ca, Anthem EPO has 77% of the enrollment in region 1.
    Also, Blue Shield of Ca will continue for 2018 In region 1. Premium increases of 10-24%.
     
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    Looks like it will be Blue Shield of California and they will still offer their PPO.
     
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