Health Reform

From Health Plan Week - Covered California’s executive director recently unveiled a 12.5% average preliminary premium rate hike year-over-year among the 11 participating plans for 2018. In doing so, he stressed that all plans have opted to remain in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual-market exchange. Yet he noted that Anthem, Inc. Read more

From Health Plan Week - It’s been a year since a batch of Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs), nonprofit plans created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), failed in Illinois, Oregon and Connecticut. More recently, Evergreen Health in Maryland dropped out of the CO-OP program, got state approval to convert to for-profit status, and intends to participate in the state exchange’s individual and small-business markets for 2018 *(HPW 6/26/17, p. Read more

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