Blue Cross won’t reinstate non-compliant policies

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —
Alabama's largest health insurance company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield,
says it won't reinstate health plans that don't comply with the federal
health care law.

Blue Cross made the announcement Wednesday in
response to the president's remarks last week that consumers should be
allowed to renew individual plans slated to end under the federal law.

Blue
Cross officials say the temporary reinstatement of policies that don't
comply with the Affordable Care Act would create dual classes of
policyholders. The company also said it would destabilize the state's
insurance market and the risk pools associated with the health plans.

Blue
Cross has 87,000 policyholders in Alabama with plans that didn't comply
with the federal law and are being moved to new policies.