UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealth, aswell as other major insurers, withdrew completely from exchanges inmany states and limited plan offerings in remainingmarkets. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A good omen for the ACA public exchanges: health insurancebehemoth UnitedHealthcare is making plans to re-enter the marketsin 2021, following a four-year hiatus.

"As the exchanges have matured and stabilized, we intend tooffer exchange plans in those states where we can provide anefficient network and competitive product capable of drivingsustainable value for consumers and our state and federalpartners," a UnitedHealthcare spokesman wrote in an email toModern Healthcare.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.