According to notifications received by DOI, approximately 185,340 people in Illinois have been advised by insurers so far in 2013 that their coverage has been cancelled or terminated. DOI's most recent data indicate that more than 476,000 Illinois residents were insured by private individual policies in 2012.
So Obamacare's pulled coverage out from under about 38% of Illinoisians who relied on private individual policies.
Illinois Bluce Cross Blue Shield's Mary Ann Schultz wrote,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois continues to work with our impacted members to offer continued coverage. We are reviewing the announcement from the Illinois Department of Insurance and will determine next steps as we keep our members informed of their options both on and off the exchange. Our goal remains to maintain access to quality, affordable health care for our members and we will continue to support solutions that assure there are no disruptions in health insurance for our existing members. We will reach out to consumers who may have new options as a result of the Illinois Department of Insurance's announcement.
We will be updating our website as new information is available.
I asked Mary Ann if BCBS Illinois can turn these cancelled plans around in time and she assured me: Yes we can.