Tuesday, August 16, 2016

If you like your plan: RIP

With all the news today about Aetna bailing on most on-Exchange individual health insurance business, this news is falling under the radar:

"Important Changes to Medical Mutual’s 2017 Individual Products

While Medical Mutual is firmly committed to Ohio and the Individual ACA market both on and off exchange, it is necessary for us to make changes to our 2017 individual health insurance products."

The regional carrier goes on to announce that, effective with the 2017 plan year, they're completely abandoning 57 of Ohio's 88 counties (almost 2/3's) altogether, and "mapping most of those remaining from PPO plans to the stricter HMO model.

The good news (such as it is) is that grandmothered and grandfathered plans aren't subject to these changes.

Co-blogger Patrick wonders:
1. How many people do they have covered on the exchange and off the exchange?
2. How many people will lose coverage?
3. How many people will lose their PPO plan but be able to migrate over to an HMO option?
MedMutual is hosting another webinar later this month, perhaps we'll have those answers then.

But remember:

UPDATE: Pat has more details on this breaking story.
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