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WellPoint drops Medicare Advantage in Sonoma County
North Bay Business Journal

WellPoint, one of the nation’s largest health insurers and the parent company of Anthem Blue Shield, has withdrawn a Medicare Advantage health plan that enrolled 1,252 persons in Sonoma County, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

The centers said it is working to ensure that the affected beneficiaries know they’re losing their Medicare Advantage plan for 2013. People with Medicare in Sonoma County still have seven Medicare Advantage plans to choose from for next year.