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MO Insurance Director: All Counties Will Be Covered

Residents in 25 western Missouri counties will now have an offering in the individual health insurance market in 2018.
July 6, 2017

In a little over a month after learning residents in 25 western Missouri counties would not have any health insurers offering coverage in the individual health insurance market in 2018, the Missouri Department of Insurance has been notified that Clayton, Missouri-based Centene Corporation will begin selling health plans in all of those 25 western Missouri counties.

“This is extremely positive news for all Missourians. We appreciate and want to commend Centene for making the decision to enter the market and serve Missourians at a time when other health insurers are leaving,” said Missouri Insurance Director Chlora Lindley-Myers. “Our collaboration with Centene and other local stakeholders reflects the strength and leadership of state-based regulation in solving problems for our fellow citizens.”

Celtic Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation and an affiliate of Home State Health Plan, announced its intent to offer health plans in the individual health insurance market in the 25 western Missouri counties recently impacted by the departure of BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas City.

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