Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield exits Wisconsin's health care exchange

via The Wisconsin State Journal by

Anthem — which offers the plans in 44 counties, mostly in northern and eastern Wisconsin and not in the Madison area — blamed a volatile market for its exit from the Affordable Care Act marketplace. A shrinking and deteriorating individual market has made it difficult to determine the appropriate price for plans, Anthem spokesman Jeff Blunt said.

About 14,000 residents are covered by Anthem plans that will discontinue after Dec. 31, with another 4,500 on grandfathered plans that will remain. Overall, about 225,000 people in Wisconsin are on the federal exchange.

Currently, 15 insurers participate in the exchange in Wisconsin, more than in any other state, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. In Dane County, they are Dean Health Plan, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin and Unity Health Insurance.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 5: An exterior view of the Anthem Health Insurance headquarters on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. About 80 million company records were accessed in what may be among the largest healthcare data breaches to date. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

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