Health Alliance Reaches Capacity for Individual EnrollmentJanuary 18, 2017
With the exit of many large carriers from the individual market and big premium increases from other carriers, Health Alliance had to plan ahead and set a limit on how many new enrollees it would accept for 2017 individual plans. Health Alliance has reached that limit, so Health Alliance will soon be taken out of the individual plans available through HealthCare.gov, third-party vendors and its own HealthAlliance.org.
This limit applies only to new enrollments, and does not apply to members already enrolled in Health Alliance individual plans. The limit in new enrollments will be in place for at least 180 days. Some rules for Special Enrollment Periods still apply, so those who have recently enrolled and existing enrollees will still be allowed to add family members upon qualifying events. Additionally, the enrollment limit does not affect any other Health Alliance products or members.
“We made this decision to avoid distraction from serving our existing customers and keep balance in our customer base,” stated Carle and Health Alliance CEO, James Leonard, MD. Health Alliance will continue offering its Medicare plans and all plans offered through employer groups in 2017 and will offer individual products again in the near future.
“Health Alliance remains a strong company mindful of the balance and stability required to continue serving our members, broker partners and employer groups for many years to come,” added Leonard.