Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:
1. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (9): Eight plans cover elective abortion (2021 plan documents). The following plan, however, EXCLUDES elective abortion:
a. *Bronze HMO BlueCare Prime (2021 plan documents)
2. ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc. (11): Eight plans cover elective abortion (2021 plan documents). The following plan, however, EXCLUDES elective abortion:
a. Passage Bronze Alternative PCP POS (2021 plan documents)
Summary: All 2021 Individual and Family plans cover elective abortion except one plan by ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc., which has been offered on the marketplace as excluding elective abortion since 2018 and one plan by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield which is being offered on the marketplace as excluding elective abortion for the first time in 2021.
In 2020, there were a total of 17 Individual and Family plans offered by two insurance carriers on the Connecticut exchange.
In 2019, there was 1 individual plan excluded elective abortion (Passage Bronze Alternative PCP POS). 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.
Exchange is part of the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (F) or State-Run (S): S
State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No
Number of 2021 Insurance Carriers: 2
Total Number of Plans: 20
Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 18
Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion: 2
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 2021 Marketplace
General news regarding abortion coverage in Obamacare can be found here.
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