The federal government is expected to release full, final details about all the plans that will be offered on the exchange by
Presence is the largest
The Cigna plan will be available to individuals in
"We worked to make it competitively priced and our objective was to make sure we were on the top end of affordability," said
A spokeswoman for the state's largest insurer,
Hospital system Advocate Health Care, however, will be in-network for two of
Many exchange consumers, however, were disheartened when
Attempts to reach
In recent months, a number of insurers announced they won't take part in the state's exchange next year, including Aetna, its Coventry brand, UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealthcare subsidiary
Consumers shopping for companies still on the exchange can expect to dig deeper in their pockets for coverage. Rates will increase by an average of 44 percent for the lowest-priced bronze plans, 45 percent for the lowest-priced silver plans and 55 percent for the lowest-priced gold plans.
Most Illinoisans get health care coverage through their employers or government insurers
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