One of Illinois’s top insurance companies is “un-canceling” policies for potentially thousands of state residents.
Blue Cross Blue Shield customers had faced the loss of policies that do not comply with provisions of the Affordable Care Act. But after a nationwide backlash, the Obama administration changed the rules to allow companies to offer those policies for one more year.
The Chicago Tribune reports Blue Cross Blue Shield will allow customers to keep those policies… but they could face higher premiums for the same coverage. The company says affected customers may still wish to pursue different coverage options through the federal healthcare.gov website.