April 24 The Chief Executive Officer of health
insurer Aetna Inc said on Thursday that the company has
a "bias" towards remaining in 2015 in the markets in the 17
states where it now offers health plans to individual on the
Insurers must submit 2015 health plans to regulators in the
next two months and are currently working out the premium rates
and structures of those plans.
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said the company added 230,000 paid
members through the exchanges in the first quarter and
anticipates ending 2014 with more than 450,000 members who have
enrolled through the exchanges.
While enrollment on the exchanges has officially closed,
people are still able to enroll for new plans throughout this
year if they meet certain requirements, such as life changes
like job loss.
(Reporting by Caroline Humer)