Florida Blue Pulling Out of Florida?

Oct 7, 2015

  1. axeman462
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    Heard an interesting rumor recently that Florida Blue Medicare is pulling out of Florida because they are losing money on the business.

    Anyone heard this or can confirm/deny this rumor?
     
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    Plans are already released for next year.
     
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    If they pull out of Medicare, what are they gonna sell? No carrier cares about or wants to really sell IFP, so they gonna live on Grp?
     
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    If they screwed other agents like they did me they will have a hard time finding an agent who will sell their products. Sold MAPD and MS for several years and built a good renewal and the CGA cancels my contract for no reason.
     
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    It would surely be a dream come true if the devil left Florida.
     
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    No way it's true.
     
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    I thought that the devil is Humana?

    BXBS are starting a PPO product with certain insulins covered as Tier 1 Rx AND in the gap. Looking at the network, it pretty much sucked and had very few providers. What good is a PPO if you constantly have to go out of network?
     
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    If anyone of these rumor pusher's had bothered to check Medicare.gov they would have seen that is not true.
     
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    Of course its not true but we can dream can't we?
     
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    I wouldnt want them to move out, we need the competition here.
    depending on what part of the state your in, there is really only 4-5 players in the MA market, and 2-3 players in the medsupp market.

    And with AEtna and Humana merging there will be less. Blue leaving would only make things worse
     
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