Alabama Insurance Exchange Gets More Competition

Oct 27, 2014

Alabama consumers will see more competition when the health insurance marketplace opens Nov. 15 for its second year.

Credit U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

United Healthcare has signed up to offer individual policies in all 67 counties. UHC did not participate the first year. Regulators say Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will be back in all counties. Humana will again offer policies in Jefferson, Shelby and Madison counties.

Alabama Arise spokesman Jim Carnes says increased competition should be good for consumers.

The enrollment period is Nov. 15 through Feb. 15.