BCBS of Nebraska informed CMS & the Nebraska Department of Insurance that they will not be offering on-exchange or off-exchange plans in the state of Nebraska for 2018. Members who purchased their individual or family health plan prior to Jan. 1, 2014 — also known as pre-ACA — are not impacted. Please note, this change does not affect members with plans through their employer, small groups with ACA plans or those with Medicare supplement or Medicare Advantage plans.
With Aetna already announcing they will not be here in 2018 as well all eyes are on Medica. We have contacted Medica and at this time they do not have any updates and are still evaluating what they need to do in 2018. OCI will continue to monitor the situation in Nebraska and keep you posted about any possible changes as it relates to the market.