Is Virginia Health Insurer’s Decision To Drop Bronze Plans An Omen?

A subsidiary of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Virginia won't offer an insurance plan on the lowest tier of the marketplace next year.i

A subsidiary of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Virginia won’t offer an insurance plan on the lowest tier of the marketplace next year.

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A subsidiary of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Virginia won't offer an insurance plan on the lowest tier of the marketplace next year.

A subsidiary of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Virginia won’t offer an insurance plan on the lowest tier of the marketplace next year.

Morgan McCloy/NPR

News that a subsidiary of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will stop selling bronze-level health plans on the Virginia marketplace next year prompted speculation that it could signal a movement by insurers to drop that coverage level altogether.

The reality may be more complicated and interesting, some analysts said, based on a look at plan data.

Bronze plans provide the least generous coverage of the four metal tiers offered on the insurance

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/27/479708029/is-virginia-health-insurers-decision-to-drop-bronze-plans-an-omen?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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