The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), is pleased to announce that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado has committed to Colorado’s individual insurance market for 2018. This means that Anthem will continue to offer individual plans statewide in all counties next year, and that the state’s 14 counties with on-exchange offerings only from Anthem will not lose those options.
“Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is proud of our 75-year history of providing health benefits to individuals and their families across the state,” said Mike Ramseier, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado. “That commitment will continue in 2018 statewide. Still, the individual market in Colorado remains volatile. We appreciate the open communication we’ve had with the Division of Insurance regarding steps that can be taken to stabilize the individual market. As this market continues to evolve, we stand ready to work with the DOI and state leaders on long-term solutions that will improve the health care system for all Coloradans.”For 2018, the insurance companies offering individual plans through Connect for Health Colorado (on-exchange) will be the following.
- Anthem (HMO Colorado)
- Bright Health Insurance
- Cigna Health and Life Insurance
- Colorado Choice Health Plans
- Denver Health Medical Plan
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
- Rocky Mountain Health Maintenance Organization
Open enrollment for people who buy individual plans (rather than getting coverage through an employer) will open Nov. 1, 2017 and run until Jan. 12, 2018.