Anthem Inc. reversed course and said it will offerAffordable Care Act exchange plans in Virginia, after a pullback byanother insurer threatened to leave the state with large gaps in coverage.

Anthem revised its 2018 offerings, saying in a statement that itwould now offer plans in 68 cities and counties in Virginia. Aroundthe United States, insurers face deadlines at the end of this monthto decide whether they will participate in states’ ACA exchangeprograms and what plans they will offer.

Anthem had earlier said it would exit Virginia entirely next year, along withrivals Aetna Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc.

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