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June 16, 2014 05:37 AM

Insurers File Health Plans With State For Review

Sioux Falls, SD

At least two health insurers have given the state copies of the plans they intend to sell through the federal marketplace during the next open enrollment period.

Insurers faced a Sunday deadline to submit their plans to the state's Division of Insurance for review. That office will then send the plans to federal officials for final approval.

The next period to enroll in a health plan using the federal www.healthcare.gov starts in November.

Representatives for Avera Health Plans and Sanford Health Plan say they intend to offer at the minimum the same number of plans they did during the open enrollment that ended in March.

Dakotacare, Avera and Sanford were the only insurers selling South Dakotans plans during the site's first run. It's unclear whether Dakotacare intends to participate again.

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