UnitedHealthcare’s Harken Health to Exit Atlanta, Chicago Markets

UnitedHealthcare subsidiary Harken Health said on Sept. 29 that it is withdrawing its participation on public exchanges in 2017, leaving the exchanges in Illinois and Georgia, where it previously offered plans in Chicago and Atlanta, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The article said that Harken will continue to offer off-exchange plans in these markets. Chicago’s Cook County has already seen the departures of Aetna Inc., UnitedHealthcare’s other units and Land of Lincoln, all of which earlier announced they were withdrawing participation in public exchanges for 2017.

In Atlanta, Harken’s departure follows in the footsteps of Aetna, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare of Georgia.

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