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Cigna To Pull Obamacare Plans Off Georgia Exchange Next Year

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Another insurer is pulling its Obamacare plans from the Georgia insurance exchange.

Cigna said it will no longer offer plans on the state’s exchange set up through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, starting in 2017.

In a statement, a spokesperson said, “Cigna is participating in selected public exchanges where we can best support quality, affordable options for our customers. In this case, we haven’t yet defined the most appropriate products that provide this combination and that would be competitive in the Georgia public marketplace.”

With about 1,500 current members in just 14 counties, Cigna had a much smaller presence than UnitedHealthcare and Aetna, which are also pulling their plans off the marketplace next year.

Cigna’s exit leaves just six insurers offering coverage through Georgia’s exchange in 2017, down from nine this year. Only one, Blue Cross Blue Shield, will offer plans in all 159 counties.