AL residents have more insurance options than thought - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

AL residents have more insurance options than thought


Thousands of Blue Cross Blue Shield individual plan customers have received letters that their plans will be canceled, and they will be enrolled in a more expensive plans.

Many of their premiums are doubling or tripling per month.

Blue Cross Blue Shield is the only insurance Carrier on Alabama's health-care exchange under Obamacare, but if you're in good health, it may not be your only option.

WSFA 12 News reporter Bethany Wales talked with an insurance agent Friday who is finding other plans, and saving of people thousands of dollars - at least through 2014.

Other Insurance carriers, who are not a part of the healthcare exchange, are not yet required to comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Bethany reports on what you need to know on WSFA 12 News First at 4 and 6.

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