Anthem dropping health insurance exchange for NKY counties

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Anthem dropping health insurance exchange for Northern Kentucky counties
Anthem dropping health insurance exchange for
NKY counties, beginning 2018

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials said on Wednesday the company will no longer offer health insurance exchange plans in key Northern Kentucky counties, beginning 2018.

Anthem Public Relations Director Mark Robinson said the decision to scale back in Kentucky is based on a continuation of "market place uncertainties."

He said Anthem will not offer on- and off- exchange plans and individual market plans in Kentucky counties that account for less than one-percent of the company’s membership, says public radio WKMS, using a press release from the company.

Company officials say planning and pricing plans on the exchange become increasingly difficult because of the deteriorating individual market and "uncertainty in federal operations."

Affected Northern Kentucky counties include:

  • Boone
  • Kenton
  • Campebell
  • Grant
  • Gallaton
  • Pendleton
  • Mason

    Anthem will continue sell plans in 59 counties while CareSource would serve 61 counties. The decision leaves each Kentucky county with only one insurance provider on Kentucky's health exchange.