Abortion In Obamacare

Connecticut


Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:

1. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (9): All plans cover elective abortion. (2020 plan documents)

2. ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc. (8): Seven plans cover elective abortion. (2020 plan documents). The following plan, however, EXCLUDES elective abortion:

aPassage Bronze Alternative PCP POS (2020 plan documents)

Summary: All 2020 Individual and Family plans cover elective abortion except 1 plan by ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc., which has been offered on the marketplace as excluding elective abortion since 2018.

In 2019, there were a total of 15 Individual and Family plans offered by two insurance carriers on the Connecticut exchange. 

In 2018, there was 1 Individual plan on the exchange that excluded elective abortion (the same ConnectiCare plan above), and in 2017 there were 2 Individual exchange plans that excluded elective abortion (both were MSPs by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield). In 2016 there were 12 plans that excluded elective abortion. 

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Exchange is part of the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (F) or State-Run (S): S

Website: www.accesshealthct.com

State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No

Number of 2020 Insurance Carriers: 2

Total Number of Plans: 17

Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 16

Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 1

Number of Plans with Unknown Coverage: 0

Key:

Red= covers elective abortion

Orange= some plans cover elective abortion/Unknown

Green= does not cover elective abortion

*Bold denotes that this Insurance Carrier is new to the 2020 Marketplace

CONNECTICUT NEWS

General news regarding abortion coverage in Obamacare can be found here.

The CT Mirror: Health care of thousands in CT at stake as court set to hear ACA case (July 8, 2019).

Healthinsurance.org: Connecticut health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange (September 10, 2019).

Connecticut Public Radio: Connecticut Health Insurers Face Questions On Premium Price Hikes (September 4, 2019).