This week Maine Community Health Options announced ten insurance plans it will offer to New Hampshire residents on the health insurance exchange in 2015. Their network will include all 26 of New Hampshire's hospitals.
In 2014 only one insurer, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, signed up to offer insurance on the exchange. Anthem was criticized for offering a narrow network of providers. The network excluded 10 of the state's 26 hospitals, but allowed Anthem to offer lower premiums.
Next year Harvard Pilgrim, Minuteman Health, Assurant Health, and Maine Community Health Options will also offer plans on the New Hampshire health insurance exchange. Like Maine Community Health Options, Minuteman Health has pledged to include every New Hampshire hospital in their network.
The five insurance companies have until November 15, 2014 to announce the plans they will offer in the 2015 exchange.
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