Ev­er­green Health Co­op­er­a­tive won’t is­sue or re­new in­di­vid­ual health ben­e­fit poli­cies on the Mary­land state insurance mar­ket­place in the 2017 plan year.

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Ev­er­green, a startup HMO that be­gan as a not-for-profit, is work­ing to be­come a for-profit com­pany. It has 6,000 mem­bers on the Mary­land health ex­change, 4,000 of whom will be switched to Kaiser Per­ma­nente while 2,000 will move to CareFirst. About 3,000 mem­bers who bought insurance di­rectly from Ev­er­green or bro­kers will need to find a new plan. Group poli­cies remain in ef­fect un­til the pol­icy re­newal date. Ev­er­green is one of 23 not-for-profit co-ops cre­ated na­tion­wide by the Af­ford­able Care Act. Only six, in­clud­ing Ev­er­green, remain.

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