Anthem will sell insurance on Missouri exchange in 2018 — at least for now

Anthem Inc. said Monday it will sell coverage on the health insurance exchange in Missouri in 2018.

However, Anthem warned that it could adjust that decision, or any aspect of it, as the year goes on.

The Indianapolis-based company, which currently provides Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, said it may later decide to further raise rates, reduce its footprint or stop selling individual plans altogether.

The news comes just two days before insurers are expected to file rates with federal regulators. Those filings will show where carriers intend to operate and how much they plan to charge consumers. Anthem will file its rates this week with regulators.

While Anthem signaled that the rates it will charge for plans on HealthCare.gov are rising in Missouri, a spokeswoman declined to specify by how much.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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