Blue Shield Top Choice On California Exchange

(By – Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News)

For the first time in three years, Blue Shield of California leads enrollment in the state’s insurance exchange while Oscar, a closely watched newcomer, experienced a slow start.

The Covered California exchange said it won’t release enrollment figures by company until later this month, and insurers declined to share specifics until then. But interviews with industry officials indicate some insurers, such as Blue Shield and Molina Healthcare Inc., picked up more business while others lost ground during the Affordable Care Act’s third open enrollment.

Until now, Anthem Inc. had led Obamacare enrollment in California with 30 percent share of the market. But now rival Blue Shield has jumped ahead. Read more…

 

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