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Old 08-01-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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California has 19 regions. Anthem is withdrawing from 16 of those 19. Those regions spared? The "Northern" counties, were I am, "Santa Clara" County, and, the "Central Valley".

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Complete pullout, off exchange only or on exchange only?

Asking for a friend.
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Originally Posted by somarco View Post
Complete pullout, off exchange only or on exchange only?

Asking for a friend.
On exchange, which means off exchange too.

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Same thing happened here, Anthem pulled out in addition to some other insurers.
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But at least Peter Lee is thrilled at only an average 12% rate increase. What a tool!

Rick
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Originally Posted by somarco View Post
Complete pullout, off exchange only or on exchange only?

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Both on and off exchange per their communication this morning.

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Originally Posted by GreenSky View Post
But at least Peter Lee is thrilled at only an average 12% rate increase. What a tool!

Rick
Weighted average of +12.5%. Once the smoke and dust clears, it will be worse.
Just spot checking reveals, for a Cat plan for a 20+ yr old, Bronze 60. Anthem is currently -30% less compared to Blue Shield for the same plan.
So, Anthem disappears, 20+ year old enrolls in same Bronze 60 w/Blue Shield (+30%+12.5%).
That will be sticker shock!

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So the good news? For 2018 Anthem EPO will continue in (region 1)northern counties. The bad news? Premium rates are increasing 20-54%.
Within Covered Ca, Anthem EPO has 77% of the enrollment in region 1.
Also, Blue Shield of Ca will continue for 2018 In region 1. Premium increases of 10-24%.

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Looks like it will be Blue Shield of California and they will still offer their PPO.
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