Big Health Insurers Aim - Cautiously - for New Exchanges

Some of the biggest health insurers confirmed goals this week to offer plans over state-based exchanges set to launch late this year, but they’re moving cautiously while waiting to learn more about these new markets.

Exchanges are a hot topic at the annual J.P. Morgan health-care conference this week because they could offer significant new business by extending coverage, sometimes backed by subsidies through the health-care overhaul law, to millions of Americans. PricewaterhouseCoopers has estimated the markets could create $55 billion in premiums next year and $205 billion by 2021.

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Source: The Wall Street Journal