Customers with certain gold and platinum plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama will need to shop for new coverage starting next month, the insurer announced last week.
Blue Cross is discontinuing its Blue Choice Platinum and Blue Access Gold plans at the end of the year. Consumers covered by the plans can select new plans during open enrollment, which starts in November.
Clients at AIDS Alabama will be among the customers searching for new coverage at the end of the year. Some HIV-positive patients who had been using the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program have been able to purchase insurance through the federal exchange, and all of them had platinum-level plans, said Alex Smith, director of policy and advocacy for AIDS Alabama.
“I’m not sure what we’re going to do next,” he said.