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Bright Health Announces Arizona Product Expansion with Addition of Individual Health Plans in Maricopa and Pima Counties in 2019

Source: PR Newswire | Sep 19, 2018
Bright Health announced plans to expand upon its Medicare Advantage product offerings with the addition of individual health plans in both Maricopa and Pima counties. Bright Health filed paperwork with the federal government to begin offering 2019 Individual and Family Plans in Arizona during this fall's annual open enrollment period.
In Maricopa County, Bright Health will offer individual plans through its Care Partner collaboration with Arizona Care Network (ACN), providing members access to Abrazo Community Health Network, Dignity Health, Maricopa Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Care Network.
In Pima County, Bright Health is collaborating with physician-founded and led Carondelet Health Network in an exclusive partnership that gives members access to St. Joseph's, Holy Cross, and St. Mary's renowned care.
"Bright Health is committed to expanding access to the growing number of people in need of individual health plans and quality healthcare – both in Arizona and across the country," said Bob Sheehy, Bright Health's co-founder and chief executive officer. "Both Arizona Care Network and Carondelet Health Network have proven track records of providing superior, personalized care to millions of patients each year, and we are thrilled to partner with them to meet the healthcare needs of hardworking Arizonans."Read More 

Modest premium hikes as ‘Obamacare’ stabilizes

Source: Associate Press | Sep 07, 2018
Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program, which still sparks deep divisions heading into this year’s midterm elections.
Tennessee is a prime example of the ACA’s flipped fortunes. Last year, the state struggled to secure at least one insurer in every county. But approved rates for 2019 reflect an 11 percent average decrease. Two new insurers — Bright Health and Celtic— have entered its marketplace, and two others —Cigna and Oscar— will expand into new counties.Read More 

Local health exchange rates to drop in 2019

Source: Times Free Press | Sep 07, 2018
Health insurance rates for individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee will decline next year for the first time after four consecutive years of double-digit annual rate increases.
Tennessee's largest health insurer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will cut its individual plan rates by an average of 14.9 percent next year, while Cigna Healthcare will reduce its rates by an average of 12.9 percent in 2019.
Two new insurers — the Minneapolis-based Bright Health and Ambetter plans offered by the St. Louis-based Centene Corp — are entering parts of Tennessee with individual coverage next year.Read More