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Can Blues Plans Bounce Back From Public-Exchange Challenges?
AIS Health

Several Blues plans say they lost money on the public health insurance exchanges in 2014. Blues plan operator Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC), for example, said it lost $382 million on exchanges last year. Some Blues plans fared better that others, and prices for coverage vary widely from state to state (see table, p. 4). Anthem, Inc., which sells coverage through public exchanges in 14 states, indicated in its third-quarter earnings call that it wasn’t losing money and may have actually made some money on the exchanges.