— With a month to go in the first year of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, it appears Consumers’ Choice Health Plan, a newcomer to South Carolina, has made an immediate impact.
The nonprofit co-op isn’t releasing policy numbers, but Consumers’ Choice says it has sold more than 50 percent of the plans purchased in South Carolina.
When South Carolinians go on the Health Insurance Marketplace, they have choices of policies from four organizations. There are well-known entities – two from the BlueCross BlueShield family and one from Coventry, which was acquired by insurance giant Aetna last year. And then there’s Consumers’ Choice, which was created last year specifically for the marketplace.