Anthem is leaving the Ohio ACA On Exchange Marketplace in 2018. While this is not shocking and just continues a domino effect of carriers leaving the healthcare.gov exchange, this will effect many Ohioans. This could potentially leave as many as 20 counties in Ohio with NO carriers on the ACA marketplace. As we know now this will have NO EFFECT on the group health business, either ACA or Transitional plans.
Any individuals or families in Ohio who have an Anthem plan that was purchased through the healthcare.gov marketplace will be losing that coverage 12/31/17. You will be forced to find another health plan. Anthem also could be drastically changing their Off Exchange individual policies so consumers may be forced to change plans even if you are not on healthcare.gov. This news just came down from Anthem so as MCC learns more of these changes we will keep our clients and consumers updated.
More than ever consumers need guidance to navigate the ever changing healthcare marketplace. Contact MCC today @ (440)442-0002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason P. Coleman, CEO
Managed Care Consultants, Inc.