Nebraska retains one insurer for its exchanges in 2018
Medica last week said it will offer plans on Nebraska’s exchanges statewide in 2018.
The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer was one of only two companies offering health plans on Nebraska’s health insurance exchange in 2017. Aetna previously announced it will pull out of Nebraska and three other states in 2018, though it will start participating in Nevada’s exchange.
Medica has seen its Nebraska presence grow over the past year with enrollment increasing more than five-fold since 2016, from 6,276 to 35,553 by February.
The insurer also offers health plans in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as national network coverage for employers whose employees are outside Medica’s regional network.
Medica is the sole health plan considering sticking with Iowa’s insurance exchange statewide, after Aetna and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced their exits. Medica, too, has warned that it may have to bail on the state.