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Auto insurer State Farm to market Blue Cross health coverage

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CHICAGO (AP) – Consumers shopping for health insurance in five states, including Texas, will be able to buy one well-known brand from a leading provider of car insurance.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans and State Farm announced Tuesday they’re joining forces for the second year of expanded coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law. State Farm agents will sell health policies both on and off the new insurance marketplaces, allowing consumers who qualify to take advantage of financial assistance under the law.

More than 3,300 State Farm employees will market Blue Cross policies in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, said Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp. and Bloomington, Illinois-based State Farm in a news release.

Open enrollment begins Nov. 15 for coverage starting Jan. 1.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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