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SC Insurance Department Working to Make Newest Changes to ACA

3:54 PM, Nov 15, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Federal and local control centers are scrambling to make a new round of changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Thursday, President Barack Obama said people having their plans cancelled because of the Affordable Care Act would now be allowed to continue that coverage.

South Carolina Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer said he is still working with various federal agencies to determine how the changes will impact the state.

About 150,000 people in South Carolina have had their plans cancelled. That figure is expected to grow, Farmer said.

"The President's decision has just kind of created a lot of chaos right now, so we're in the process of reaching out to companies that are doing business here (and) reaching out to consumers," Farmer said Friday.

"Our job at the Department of Insurance is to help our companies help consumers, so we're in the process of doing that now," he said.

Farmer said those who have had their plans dropped and are able to have their plans picked back should not see a change. 

If you have questions, you can contact the the Department's Office of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-768-3467.

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