Large Insurers Opt Out Of Missouri Health Exchange

Photo courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal
Photo courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal

When the new health exchange opens for business in Missouri on Oct. 1, at least three major health insurers will not be participating: UnitedHealthcare, Cigna and Assurant Health.

UnitedHealthcare may enter the exchange later. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, with an estimated 26 percent market share combined in Missouri’s individual and group markets, sounds more eager. Other leading health insurers, Aetna and subsidiary Coventry Health Care, as well as Clayton-based Centene Corp. may also be planning to participate in the Missouri exchange.

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