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Another insurer steps back from Illinois Obamacare exchange

Another insurer steps back from Illinois Obamacare exchange

Insurer Health Alliance Medical Plan will stop accepting new Obamacare exchange customers this week, even though open enrollment for the marketplace doesn't close until Jan. 31, the insurer announced Wednesday.

Despite its removal from the exchange, consumers already enrolled in Health Alliance plans for 2017 will keep their coverage. The move will leave some Illinois consumers with fewer choices for coverage amid an enrollment season already marked by complaints about fewer options.

Health Alliance offered exchange plans mostly in central and southern Illinois, not in Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Will or DuPage counties. Health Alliance generally will stop accepting new...

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