LANO member, Louisiana Health Cooperative, Inc., (LAHC) received its license on May 9 from the Louisiana Department of Insurance to provide health insurance coverage statewide beginning in January 2014 and to begin enrollment October 1, 2013.
Based in Louisiana, LAHC was selected by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on September 28, 2012 to create and operate a Consumer Oriented and Operated Plan, or "CO-OP” statewide.
LAHC is Louisiana’s first nonprofit health insurance CO-OP and plans to provide a variety of health insurance options for individuals and employers throughout the state.
"Louisiana Health Cooperative looks forward to providing Louisiana residents with a new choice of affordable insurance benefit options,” said Terry Shilling, LAHC Interim CEO.
"We plan to promote community health and well-being by involving the members and providers that we serve in the delivery of high quality, integrated health care services.”
Enrollment in LAHC will begin October 1, 2013.
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