Wed August 21, 2013
Four companies seek to provide health insurance to Nebraskans as part of ACA
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four companies intend to sell health insurance to Nebraskans who can't get coverage from their employers.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the companies are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska; Coventry Health Care, of Bethesda, Md.; CoOportunity, a cooperative health care provider in Iowa and Nebraska that was created with federal financing; and Health Alliance Midwest Inc., a managed care company from Urbana, Ill.
The companies' proposed rates, forms and plans are being reviewed by the Nebraska Department of Insurance, which is working federal authorities on compliance issues.
Starting in October, people who don't have health insurance through their workplaces will be required by the federal Affordable Care Act to buy coverage.
Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com
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