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Contra Costa Health Plan must withdraw from state health insurance exchange
Contra Costa Times

An East Bay health insurance plan offered under Covered California will be forced to withdraw from the exchange in 2015 because it could not meet a federal regulation.

The Contra Costa Health Plan, which says its 1,100 new enrollees will remain covered through the end of the year, ran afoul of a recently clarified rule that insurers must offer the same plan inside or outside the exchange.

“We are deeply disappointed that we are going to have to exit for the next year under the exchange,”Patricia Tanquary, CEO of the health plan, told the Covered California board of directors at its monthly meeting Thursday in Sacramento.