AETNA COVENTRY leaves SC individual Market

As expected, AETNA/Coventry is leaving the South Carolina individual medical market as of January 1.  This has a couple of important ramifications.   For more on their nationwide pullout of Obamacare, click here.

IMPACTS-  

  1.  IF you have AETNA/Coventry individual Coverage now-   you will have to make a new choice for January 1, and we will help with that.
  2. THIS leaves only two carriers in the state for next year – Blue Cross and Blue Choice, which ALSO means….
  3. IF you need MUSC as a hospital, now would be the time to talk to your providers, and get their recommendation on who to go to going forward.  MUSC has refused to do a contract with the Blues on the individual market and you WILL NOT BE ABLE to use them next year, unless something changes.

Just as a reminder, the Affordable Care Act was going to let you “…keep your doctors and hospitals if you want to.”  Love my job.