CMS Pulls Ariz. Co-Op From Federal Insurance Exchange
CMS has removed health plans offered by Meritus Health Partners and Meritus Mutual Health Partners from the federal exchange following an order for supervision filed on Friday by Arizona Department of Insurance, against the cooperative health plan’s consent. State DOI Director Andy Tobin now will oversee the companies, which are prohibited from writing new health coverage policies or renewing existing policies. About 59,000 Arizona residents who have health plans through Meritus will have to find new coverage for 2016.
- "Arizona Health Insurance Co-Op Taken Out of Marketplace" (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 10/31).