BCBSNE Evaluating Extension announcement

The Obama administration has extended transitional plans to allow people to keep insurance policies that do not include ACA-compliant benefits for another two years -- if permitted by state insurance officials.  BCBSNE is evaluating the impact of the decision and the company’s response.

“We will need to hear from the Nebraska Department of Insurance before we can determine the impact of this announcement to BCBSNE,” said Jerry Byers, BCBSNE Senior Vice President, Finance.

In November 2013, the President announced that people could “keep their plan,” and BCBSNE made the decision to early-renew certain 2013 policies, extending those benefits to December 31, 2014.