Anthem Makes Decision On N.H. Health Plan Renewals

May 10, 2014

About 10,000 New Hampshire residents whose individual insurance policies don't comply with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law will get a chance to renew them for another year.

The Obama administration announced a two-year extension in March for noncompliant policies if states and insurance companies allow it.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire recently decided to allow the extension, but a company spokesman tells The Associated Press that the extension will be for only year. It will be available for anyone whose policies are due to expire between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1, which includes 4,600 who took advantage of an earlier one-year reprieve.

About 22,000 Anthem policyholders in New Hampshire were told last fall that their policies didn't meet the law's requirements.