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More Michigan Insurers Submit Plans for Second Year of Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2014
Media Contact: Caleb Buhs at 517-373-2380
Consumer Hotline: 877-999-6442
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LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) received filing information from 18 health insurance companies seeking inclusion in the federally-run Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace in 2015, five more than participated last year.  All but two of the companies submitted plans for the individual market (16) and 11 offered plans for the small group market.

“I am pleased that Michigan consumers looking for insurance through the Marketplace will have the opportunity to select from even more plans than last year,” said DIFS Director Ann Flood. “Increased competition helps keep premiums lower and provides more choice for Michiganders.”

In its second year, the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace will continue to be administered by the federal government while DIFS retains the responsibility of reviewing all plans to ensure compliance with state and federal laws. The deadline for companies to file qualified health plans for approval was June 9, 2014, and the department will complete its review and submit recommendations to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by August 8, 2014.  The rates and plans are not considered final until receiving approval from both DIFS and HHS.  All filings are available to the public through DIFS website.

Michigan Qualified Health Plans Filed for Health Insurance Marketplace


Health Insurance Company

Type of Filing

Alliance Health and Life Insurance Company Individual/ Small Group
Blue Care Network of Michigan Individual /Small Group
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Individual/ Multi State Plan/Small Group
Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan (CO-OP) Individual/ Multi State Plan/Small Group
Grand Valley Health Plan * Small Group
Harbor Health * Individual
Health Alliance Plan Individual/Small Group
Humana Medical Plan of Michigan, Inc. Individual
McLaren Health Plan Individual/Small Group
Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc. Individual
Molina Healthcare of Michigan Individual
Physicians Health Plan * Individual
Priority Health Individual/Small Group
Priority Health Insurance Company Individual/Small Group
Time Insurance Company * Individual
Total Health Care USA Individual/Small Group
United Healthcare Community Plan * Individual
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company Small Group

* Denotes a company that is new to the Marketplace in 2015

Open enrollment for the Marketplace will begin November 15, 2014, with coverage effective on January 1, 2015. Information about the Marketplace is available at www.healthcare.gov. Michigan residents with health insurance questions can visit www.michigan.gov/difs or call DIFS toll free at 877-999-6442.

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