We have recently discovered new information regarding UnitedHealthcare’s expansion into the North Carolina individual health insurance marketplace for 2015! Everything published below is available by searching the North Carolina Department of Insurance SERFF filing portal. As your North Carolina Obamacare agent, we work hard to keep you informed on the latest ACA news for North Carolina residents.
The first piece of news is that UnitedHealthOne will not be marketing plans in geographic rating areas 12 & 16. Based on our research, this includes 19 counties that will not have UnitedHealthcare Individual health plans available on the Exchange for purchase in 2015. These counties include:
Rating Area 12
Rating Area 16
In addition, based on recent filings, it appears that Unitedhealthcare has lowered their rates in Geographic Rating area 9, due to a new hospital contract that was recently renegotiated. Rates in this area are expected to be approximately 16% less than what was originally forecasted. This is GREAT NEWS for NC residents of Richmond, Scotland, Robeson, Bladen, Sampson, Cumberland, Hoke, and Harnett counties!
Please keep in mind that all information presented above is based solely on public filings made available by the NC Department of Insurance and may be subject to change. If you need help finding a health insurance plan in North Carolina, please contact us now!