Highmark Health said it will reduce its range of products on the health insurance marketplace
as a result of losing $318 million in the first six months of the year on plans sold to exchange consumers. The Pittsburgh-based not-for-profit said demand for medical care greatly exceeded expectations. Many of those who bought Highmark exchange plans previously had no insurance and were grappling with chronic illness. Roughly 379,000 people are covered under Highmark health plans sold on the exchanges. Highmark health plans cover 5.3 million people in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.