More data is coming our way and we have had more fun going through the websites and getting applications completed.
Having heard from Healthnet that they are going to keep their policies in place for another year has been an interesting development. They had a small doctors network in this area and have not stated any improvements to their coverage network. Anthem/Blue Cross and Blue Shield have not yet made any announcements but both have had to extend their plans into the first couple of months of 2014.
We are concerned about the extension into 2014 for one reason. If they are unable to continue the polices to the end of 2014, the insured person could end up with a deductible for the first couple months of the year and then a new deductible when they move to an affordable healthcare act plan. It would not be good to hit your deductible at the end of February and have a new deductible on March 1.
We will continue to monitor the changes and let you know what we find. We hope to get answers soon so that we can tell you if the turkey was pardoned or if it became dinner.