Obama Insurance Rule Change Will Have Unknown Impact In N.H.

Nov 14, 2013

It's unclear how New Hampshire would be affected by President Barack Obama's announcement that insurance companies can keep offering plan that would otherwise be canceled.

Obama said Thursday that insurers can continue to sell polices canceled under his health care overhaul law for at least one more year to existing customers.

Officials at New Hampshire's insurance department are still evaluating the change and expect to know more on Friday.

About 22,000 New Hampshire residents have been notified that their individual health insurance plans are being discontinued by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire, but even before Obama's announcement, they had the option of keeping their benefits for another year if they renew by Nov. 15.