MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - All Wisconsinites will have at least two health plans to choose from, if they use the new purchasing exchanges to buy coverage that’s required under the Obama health law.
The Citizen Action group examined the coverage areas of 14 insurance carriers that will sell plans in the exchanges.
At least 68 percent of the state is covered by at least four insurance companies. 99 percent of the state has at least three carriers – and in the remaining one percent of the state, folks can still choose from two insurers.
We still don’t know what’s in those plans, or how much they’ll cost. State officials say they’re still working on the numbers.
Buyers will need that information once they start signing up for the exchanges on October 1st. The plans themselves will take effect January 1st.