September 24, 2010 10:09AM

ObamaCare Leads Minnesota Insurers to Suspend Sales

From the Minneapolis Star‐​Tribune:

Two of Minnesota’s biggest health plans said Thursday they have temporarily suspended sales of individual health insurance policies because of uncertainty related to the new federal health reform law.

The moves by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and HealthPartners came on the same day some of the federal government’s most‐​heralded consumer protections came into effect…

The insurers that have suspended individual sales say they are awaiting guidance on new rules, including those around coverage of kids with pre‐​existing conditions…

Pam Lux, a spokeswoman for Eagan‐​based Blue Cross, said she expects the suspension of individual sales to be brief but could not say if it would be days or weeks.