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Dec 3, 2015 11:00:00 AM

UnitedHealth Threatens Departure from ACA Exchanges

I’ve been thinking about the implications of UnitedHealth Group’s recent announcement to reduce its exposure on the healthcare exchanges.

The company’s CEO Stephen Hemsley said UnitedHealth had sustained heavy losses this year from policies on the exchanges, and as a result, will stop marketing efforts for 2016 plans and will cut commissions to brokers in efforts to limit the number of enrollees in exchange plans next year. He also indicated that the company is considering complete withdrawal from the marketplace in 2017.

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Topics: Healthcare, Insurance, Affordable Care Act