One insurance carrier left on individual exchange
Pitkin County residents looking for individual health insurance plans on the state’s exchange website will face average premium increases of 35 percent in 2017, with offerings from one insurance carrier instead of three.
The sole remaining insurance carrier, Anthem, will also discontinue its “preferred provider organization” (PPO) plans statewide, which offer some level of coverage for any doctor. The only plans available in Pitkin County through the connectforhealthcolorado.com website will be “health maintenance organization” (HMO) plans, which limit coverage to a network of physicians and specialists.
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