Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will offer individual health plans through new on-line exchanges ranging from $185 for the lowest-cost plan for 25-year-olds to $947 for the top plan for a 60-year old.
Those rates were among those the insurer included Thursday in a preview of the plans it will look to sell through the online exchange launching as part of the federal health care overhaul.
The insurer is one of three insurance companies that filed to sell insurance through the exchange in North Carolina. Blue Cross said it’s the only insurer that’s offering coverage in every county in the state.
The exchange is an online health insurance store that will open for business Oct. 1, and will close in March. Next year, federal law will require people to have insurance or face a penalty. The penalty starts at $95 an adult, or 1 percent of income – whichever is higher – next year…(Read more here)