News on Anthem’s departure affecting 153,000 members in the individual and family market including Covered California.

CARMEL, CA, August 05, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Anthem Blue Cross has announced that they will not offer coverage to certain regions in California for the Individual and Family market starting in 2018.

This will affect people who have an ACA compliant plan (purchased Jan 2014 and after) including Covered California.

Anthem will continue to offer health plans to 3 regions in the north of the State. More detail on counties affected in the article link below.

This does not affect employer based coverage, Medicare, Medi-cal, and Grandfathered plans.

Most Anthem members are on the EPO or PPO plan and Blue Shield of California will likely be the only alternative with their PPO plans for many members.

Existing members in the affected areas will be able to continue with their plans through Dec 31st, 2017.

More detail on available options and how to proceed is available here: Anthem Blue Cross Leaves Many Counties in 2018 is provided by Goodacre Insurance Services. Goodacre Insurance Services is a licensed California health agent with 20+ years experience in all segments of the California health insurance market. Goodacre Insurance Services has helped 10’s of 1000’s of Californian individuals, companies, and seniors find affordable health coverage. Their services are free to the customer and they welcome questions or inquiries.

For the original version of this press release, please visit here