A health insurer best known for its Medicaid plans is still happy with the Affordable Care Act public exchange system, and it may sell exchange plans in more states in 2019.
Executives from the insurer, Centene Corp., dropped a few hints about the company’s 2019 exchange strategy Tuesday, during a conference call with securities analysts.
Kevin Counihan, a senior vice president at Centene, said he Centene is bullish about its own exchange plans, and bullish about the public exchange plan system.
“We’re expecting ongoing growth in our business,” Counihan said. “We think it remains very, very stable, and we’re very enthusiastic about the open enrollment coming up…. We have expansion plans going into next year, both in adding new states as well as expanding an existing states.”