PHOENIX (AP) — Most major commercial health-insurance companies are signaling they'll participate in the federal government's planned coverage marketplace for Arizona but least one big one doesn't plan to join, at least initially.
UniteHealth says it won't sell plans through the exchange when it begins enrolling consumers on Oct. 1 for coverage in 2014 under the federal government's health care law.
UnitedHealth says it's taking time to carefully study how the exchanges will work.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/1aGhNAy ) says filings by other insurers indicate there will be strong competition despite UnitedHealth's absence.
Companies seeking approval to sell plans include Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Cigna, Health Net, Humana, University of Arizona Health Plans and Compass Health Cooperative.