Several health insurers are exiting the exchange in parts of the state next year, including Physicians Plus in
The federal government, under a new policy, will choose health plans for people whose insurers have left the exchange unless those people choose a plan on their own or opt out of the exchange.
"These consumers will unfortunately endure the harms of 'auto re-enrollment' unless they understand their options moving forward," Nickel said in a statement. "To alleviate confusion, we will be traveling the state to provide information on the 2017 open enrollment and strongly encourage consumers who will be affected by 'auto re-enrollment' to opt-out and shop for health care coverage either on or off the exchange."
Premiums will go up an average of 15.9 percent next year for
Open enrollment on the exchange begins
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