- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has sent notices to 30,000 people in Indiana that it is canceling health care insurance policies and asking them to switch to plans that comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

Anthem spokesman Tony Felts told the Indianapolis Business Journal (https://bit.ly/1nXDreo ) in an email that although the law allows those who renewed their coverage before Dec. 31, 2013, to continue it until as late as 2016, the insurer decided to end the transitional policies because only 25 percent of its individual members renewed early.

That change could cause some customers’ premiums to spike while limiting their choices of hospitals and doctors.

Felts says about two-thirds of Anthem’s small-employer customers early-renewed their plans in 2013, and Anthem will keep those plans in place for 2015.


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