Aetna has released a statement on changes to the Nebraska 2018 Individual footprint:

Individuals and families
The public exchange environment remains highly volatile, forcing Aetna to continually reevaluate our current footprint and make some difficult decisions.

We informed the appropriate federal and state regulators that Aetna will not participate in the Nebraska Individual public exchange for 2018 as a result of financial risk and an uncertain outlook for the Individual marketplace.

This decision applies to ACA-compliant Individual Commercial plans sold on and off the Nebraska Individual public exchange. It does not apply to other products, such as Private Exchange, Medicare, Employer Group and standalone dental, vision and pharmacy.

These changes do not affect 2017 member benefits or service. Members can keep their coverage through December 31, 2017.

We continue to evaluate our footprint with a view toward significantly reducing our exposure to individual Commercial products in 2018. We have already disclosed our exits from Iowa, Virginia, Delaware and Nebraska, and will communicate other decisions as appropriate.

If you have any questions, contact your sales representative or the Aetna Broker Support Unit at 1-855-867-2757. Representatives are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.