Health Insurance premiums for several Affordable Care Act clients within the Triangle are estimated to drop next year.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and UNC Health Care announced Wednesday that Blue Cross NC would reduce ACA rates for individual prospects in the Triangle by a mean of 4.5 %.
Patrick Conway said, For the second year in a row, their agreement with UNC Health Care is reducing costs for our prospects. President, and CEO of Blue Cross NC. They have a lot of work left to do. However, this reveals what’s possible when both the insurer and the provider are collectively responsible for better, straightforward, more affordable care. They’ll keep building on these successes, and become a national model for what high-quality, extra affordable, consumer-focused health care appears to be like.
Rates have dropped in stock by 25 % during the previous two years.
Blue Cross NC is reducing rates by a median of 5.5 % state-wide.
This would be the first time that consumers will see a mean rate lower in all 100 counties in more than 25 years. Blue Cross mentioned this would reduce health-care costs by about $20 million in 2020.
Members in the Triangle will now have access to ‘Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance’ for 2020. ‘Blue Worth with UNC Health Alliance’ won’t be provided in 2020. ‘Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance’ will be available in Wake, Johnston, Franklin, Lee, Chatham, Alamance, Orange, Durham, Caswell and Person Counties.