Blue Cross pullout from 74 Georgia counties sparks questions, answers

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Blue Cross pullout from 74 Georgia counties sparks questions, answers

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Anthem, the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, has weighed pulling out of health insurance markets across the country. This summer, it decided to partially pull out of Georgia’s individual market. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia made a historic decision last week to pull out of the individual health insurance market in 74 Georgia Counties. For the first time in deades, the company won’t serve the individual market in metro Atlanta and other areas. That has left customers and agents with a raft of questions.

Will Blue Cross stop offering non-Obamacare policies too? (Yes, many.)

Is this the final decision? (No.)

Why would the company give up so much business? (Look to Washington.)

For fuller answers to those questions and others — and to see a list of the 85 Georgia counties where Blue Cross will continue to offer an individual plan — read the AJC’s latest story here.

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