2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on July 19 posted an update to the Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map, which is of projected issuer participation on the Exchanges in 2018 based on the known issuer public announcements through July 19, 2017. Participation is expected to fluctuate and does not represent actual Exchange application submissions. The map currently shows that nationwide 40 counties are projected to have no issuers, meaning that Americans in these counties could be without coverage on the Exchanges in 2018. It’s also projected that as many as 1,332 counties - over 40% of counties nationwide – could have only one issuer in 2018.

The map can be obtained at https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/2017-07-19-Issuer-County-Map.pdf.