Anthem is Out of Virginia for 2018

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    With Aetna also pulling out, I believe this means that half or more of Virginia will have no health insurance carriers available.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I have a brother-in-law in Virginia who has anthem on Exchange coverage.
     
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    Does anyone know if these announced pullouts of insurance sales for <65, include group plans as well?? I have a hard time reconciling in my mind what connection if any, there may be between individual and group health plans.
    Need a primer in this area.....
     
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    Group plans are still there.

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    3/4 of my clients in Anthem territories have Anthem coverage, so this is gonna be fun...
     
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    Oh great! Can't wait to explain this to everybody.
     
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    No problem to explain, it will be in the news.
     
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    The Anthem state-by-state phase-out is in the news. I thought is was the one company that was making money in the mid-atlantic states.

    Anthem, state's largest health insurer, drops out of Virginia's individual market for 2018 | Virginia Politics | richmond.com

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-anthem-virginia-idUSKBN1AR2E5

    BTW..read the statements towards the bottom of this article from Virginia's governor, senators, etc.. Which one is the most rationale, in your opinion?
    http://www.nbc12.com/story/36118143/anthem-pulls-out-from-healthcare-exchange-in-virginia-in-2018
     
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    This is true. Last year there were many counties where Anthem was the only choice on the Exchange. Unless another carrier expanded into those counties their will be many people facing zero choices. Cigna is on the fence.
     
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    Anthem and Aetna are the only two options in my area. Both are leaving in 2018 so I will be left with no insurance option.
     
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