Medica said Thursday that it will offer plans on Nebraska's exchanges statewide in 2018.
The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer was one of only two companies offering health plans on Nebraska's health insurance exchange in 2017. Aetna previously announced it will pull out of Nebraska and three other states in 2018, though it will start participating in Nevada's exchange.
Medica has seen its Nebraska presence grow over the last year with enrollment increasing five-fold since 2016, from 6,276 to 35,553 by February.
"We have said all along that we are committed to the marketplaces where we currently provide coverage, and will continue to serve those communities wherever possible," said Geoff Bartsh, vice president of individual and family business at Medica.
The insurer provides health plans in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as national network coverage for employers whose employees are outside Medica's regional network.
Medica is also the sole health plan considering sticking with Iowa's insurance exchange statewide, after Aetna and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced their exits. Medica, too, has warned that it may have to bail on the state.
In a statement last month, Medica said its ability to offer marketplace plans in Iowa "is in question at this point" given the uncertainty in the state's exchanges.