03 Jun Humana, Others Could Take Part In Health Exchange
Humana, along with as many as nine other health insurers, could offer coverage to Floridians through a health-insurance exchange created under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a report in Health News Florida.
Humana spokesman Mitch Lubitz confirmed to Health News that the company plans to take part in the exchange, an online marketplace where people will be able to shop for coverage. Health News also cited research by Greg Mellowe, an official with the advocacy group Florida CHAIN, that found nine other insurers also have filed information indicating they could compete in the exchange. Those companies, according to Health News, are Aetna Life Insurance Co., Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida Inc., Cigna Health & Life Insurance Co., Coventry Health Care of Florida Inc., Florida Health Care Plan Inc., Health Options Inc., Molina Healthcare of Florida Inc., Simply Healthcare Plans Inc., and Sunshine State Health Plan Inc.