Coventry to exit Kansas health insurance exchange

Kansas health insurance

Kansas residents may be forced to find new coverage as Coventry exits exchange Several thousand residents of Kansas may have to find new health insurance coverage soon. Coventry, a prominent insurer in the state, has announced that it will be exiting the Kansas insurance exchange. Currently, some 45,000 people receive coverage through Coventry policies that are sold through the exchange. Coventry accounts for approximately half of all policies that Kansas residents have purchased on the state’s exchange. These consumers still have options, but they may be more expensive, in some…

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Iowa may have lowest health insurance rates in the US

Iowa stopgap health insurance plan

State releases data concerning health insurance exchange The Iowa Insurance Division recently released data concerning the state’s health insurance exchange, suggesting that the state may be home to some of the lowest insurance premiums in the country. Iowa already boasts of relatively low premiums when compared to its neighbor states, but insurance regulators believe that the state’s exchange could offer even lower rates to many people. As in other states throughout the country, the Iowa health insurance exchange is set to begin open enrollment on October 1, giving thousands a…

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Aetna backs out of Georgia health insurance exchange

Georgia Health Insurance exchange

Aetna and Coventry pull out of state health insurance exchange Aetna, one of the largest health insurance providers in the U.S., has dropped out of Georgia’s health insurance exchange. The insurer is also taking its recently acquired subsidiary, Coventry, out of the state’s insurance exchange as well. With the two companies leaving the exchange, five insurers remain to offer coverage through the state’s exchange program. While the insurers will not be participating in the exchange, they will still be offering coverage beyond the confines of the program. Federal law seeds…

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Health insurance companies may combine as Aetna makes offer for Coventry

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The American consolidation would be worth $5.6 billion if accepted. Health insurance company, Aetna Inc., has made a $5.6 billion offer to acquire its competitor, Coventry Health Care Inc., in order to boost its share of the most rapidly growing American government-backed Medicaid and Medicare programs. Aetna would gain over 5 million customers if this purchase is completed. This most recent announcement is made right on the heels of another major acquisition, when WellPoint Inc. purchased Amerigroup Corp. in a massive broadening of its Medicaid business. This type of consolidation…

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