Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:
- Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska (5): All plans cover elective abortion (2021 Summary of Benefits and Coverage).
- Moda (4): All plans cover elective abortion (2021 Summary of Benefits and Coverage).
Summary: There are a total of nine individual plans offered by two insurance carriers on the Alaska exchange for 2021.
In 2021, 100% of Individual and Family plans on the Alaska exchange cover elective abortion, continuing the trend from 2020, 2019, and 2018. For 2021, all of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) documents are in compliance with regulations requiring abortion coverage be clearly stated on that document.
In 2020, the Premera Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) plan documents were not in compliance with the regulations mentioned above. However, our team was able to locate the 2020 Benefit Booklets for the 9 plans being offered on the Premera website, which describe the abortion coverage as: “Covered services include, but are not limited to… Abortions, elective and medically necessary.”
In 2018 and 2019 Alaska offered 5 plans through 1 carrier on the exchange, all of which covered elective abortion.
Because Alaska was no longer a part of the Multi-State Plan (MSP) Program in 2017, there were no Multi-State-Plans, which previously excluded elective abortion from exchange plans. In 2016, 76% of plans covered elective abortion (only the Multi-State Plans excluded it).
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns you may have regarding Alaska’s lack of abortion-free healthcare options.
Exchange is part of the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (F) or State-Run (S): F
State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No
Number of 2021 Insurance Carriers: 2
Total Number of Plans: 9
Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 9
Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 0
Number of Plans with Unknown Coverage: 0
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
General news regarding abortion coverage in Obamacare can be found here.
Healthinsurance.org: Alaska health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange (October, 2020)
The Cordova Times: Moda’s reentry gives Alaskans two ACA choices (September 2, 2019)
Portland Business Journal: Moda Health Returns to an Insurance Market It Exited in 2017 (September 5, 2019)
US News: The Latest: Moda to Return to Alaska Individual Marketplace (August 26, 2019)