New insurers apply to sell N.H. health plans
CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire's insurance commissioner says consumers shopping for health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law will have some new options for next year.
Insurance companies had until April 15 to submit their applications to the state for review. Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny says five companies applied to sell health plans through the online marketplace created by the overhaul law, along with four companies that plan to sell stand-alone dental plans.
Four of the health insurance companies are repeat players — Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Community Health Options and Minuteman Health. The fifth, Ambetter offered by Celtic Insurance, will be new.
Two of the companies offering dental plans will be new: Dentegra Insurance and Guardian Life.