Humana fined by Kentucky Department of Insurance over letters

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by William Teague

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 25 at 6:47 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- Humana, a health insurance company, has been fined by Kentucky's Department of Insurance.

After complaints, an investigation began about letters sent to policy holders about their options available in the Affordable Care Act.

Humana is being fined more than $65,000 for those letters sent, that investigators are calling misleading.

Those letters, sent to about 6,500 people last month, said that policy holders had 30 days to renew plans for the following year or the holders would have to choose a more expensive options that complies with a ACA.

Regulators said the letters did not clarify that the policy holders could wait and had the option to compare to other plans that will be offered on the state's health insurance exchanges beginning on Tuesday.

A Humana spokeswoman says the company does not intent to appeal the fine.

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