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Carolinas HealthCare – Network marketplace plans 2016

6 Oct , 2015,
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For North Carolina residents in the Charlotte metro area, and surrounding counties, it is very important to pay close attention to networks when searching for an individual health insurance plan for 2016. Carolina HealthCare Network marketplace plans for 2016 information was recently published on the CHC website, which we found to be valuable for North Carolina residents. Of course, you can search ALL North Carolina marketplace plans on our plan finder by CLICKING HERE.

For purposes of this entry, we consider metro Charlotte (NC and SC) to include the following counties: Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union in North Carolina; Lancaster and York in South Carolina.

For those in the Charlotte Metro area, be aware of some important changes when selecting an individual health insurance plan for 2016:

CoventryOne-Carolinas HealthCare System individual health insurance plans are no longer sold in North or South Carolina. If you have one of these plans currently, you will automatically be enrolled in a similar Aetna Leap-Carolinas HealthCare System plan.
Blue Advantage, Blue Select and Multi-State individual health insurance plans from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are no longer sold in most of the Charlotte area. You may be automatically enrolled in a different plan, but there’s a chance your out-of-pocket costs could go up.

Need help deciding on a 2016 plan? Call or email us: 843-882-7062 or Josh@NChealthconnector.org

Carolinas HealthCare – Network marketplace plans 2016

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As noted in the table above, North Carolina Blue Value plans, United Healthcare Compass plans, and Humana plans WILL NOT have Carolinas HealthCare System in network.

Stay tuned to www.NChealthconnector.org for updates!


New insurance options for Eastern NC residents!

27 Aug , 2015,
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Great news! Based on preliminary filing data, we have learned that Humana will be offering ACA compliant individual health insurance plans on the marketplace in 2016 in select Eastern North Carolina counties! More details to come SOON. Stay tuned!

BCBS-NC rate increase

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC rate increase: 34.6%

10 Aug , 2015,
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As reported in the news late last week, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina recently requested an adjustment to their 2016 rate increase for North Carolina health plans sold on the health insurance marketplace. As we reported in June, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBS-NC) originally proposed a 25.7% rate hike for marketplace plans in 2016. However, BCBS-NC recently announced on their website, that the requested rate increase would be revised based on two main factors:

“Early on, industry and government officials counted on two assumptions: A healthier mix of customers in the second year (2015), and a leveling-out of medical spending this year following a surge in demand for the initial year. We now have enough data to know that both of these assumptions have not proven true.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC rate increase: 34.6%

In addition, BCBS-NC also announced that they would discontinue the wider network PPO plans in 16 North Carolina counties for 2016: “In keeping with this approach, we will no longer offer Blue Advantage and Blue Select plans in the counties in the Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham markets.”

It is important to note, that in the Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham markets, BCBS-NC has experienced increased competition from United Healthcare and Coventry/Aetna – and Humana is expected to begin offering marketplace plans in these metro areas for 2016 as we previously reported. Click here to see all available marketplace plans in your area of North Carolina.

Of course, the Blue Cross Blue Shield NC rate increase request of 36.4% is still subject to regulatory review, and may not be approved by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. Stay tuned to NChealthconnector.org for breaking North Carolina health insurance news!

Click here to read the entire BCBS-NC blog release concerning the new 34.6% rate increase.

Humana North Carolina: UPDATE

4 Aug , 2015,
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Quick Tuesday Humana North Carolina update:

According to our sources, Humana will be offering 2016 North Carolina health insurance plans thru the health insurance marketplace in 2 metro areas: Charlotte and Winston Salem.

We believe Humana may provide a viable alternative for Charlotte area residents who may have experienced network issues in 2015. Humana may also provide a viable alternative for North Carolina residents experiencing big rate hikes in 2016.

Stay tuned for more info – NChealthconnector.org is your #1 North Carolina Obamacare agent!

2016 Humana North Carolina rates will be available on November 1, 2015 by clicking here.