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Health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia has announced that it will no longer offer individual healthcare plans in metro Atlanta from 2018.
"Starting in 2018, we will reduce our ACA [Affordable Care Act] plans on the exchange," said Jeff Fusile president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Healthcare Plan, in a statement. "This is not an easy decision for us. We know that changes like these can have a real impact on the people we serve."
"But the market for these plans has become unstable. And with federal rules and guidance changing, it’s no longer possible for us to offer those plans," Fusile commented.
"Beginning on January 1, 2018, we’ll offer on- and off-exchange Individual health plans in 85, mostly rural counties that might not otherwise have access to health insurance coverage. This doesn’t impact people with employer-sponsored insurance or Medicare."
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