Blue Cross Steps Into Arizona Void Created By ACA Exchange Exits

(September 16, 2016, 11:50 AM EDT) -- FLORENCE, Ariz. — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona announced Sept. 8 that it will offer Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange policies in Pinal County, Ariz., rescuing the area’s 10,000 individuals who faced the prospect of having zero insurer options.

The move came after a wave of insurers announced that they were pulling back from the ACA exchange markets in the face of heavy losses.

The exits left several areas with one insurer providing coverage and seemingly left Pinal County with none....
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