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3 insurers plan to leave Alaska individual health market

 


JUNEAU (AP) — Thousands of Alaskans will have to find a new insurer after a shake-up in the state's health insurance market.

Aetna and State Farm plan to pull out of the individual plan market in Alaska, and Assurant Health plans to leave the health insurance market altogether, state Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier said Monday. At the end of 2014, the companies covered fewer than 6,000 policyholders, she said. Two major insurers remain for individual policies, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Moda Health.

Wing-Heier said the division was trying to contact another company...



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