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    Alabama bill would expand the scope of ALFA Insurance coverage

    By Ryan Hall,


    MONTGOMERY, Ala. ( WIAT ) — Alabama lawmakers have introduced a bill that could potentially expand Alfa Insurance’s scope of coverage into healthcare.

    Senate Bill 232 would allow the company, which specializes in car and rental insurance, to offer health benefits to its members. Some are concerned about the regulation of these benefits and how, without them, the company could cover some people and not others.

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    Bill sponsor Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) sees this as an opportunity to provide healthcare coverage to populations that wouldn’t be insured otherwise. After looking at other Farm Bureau health plans from states such as Iowa, he says we should give this a look in Alabama.

    “Over 80% of the people that joined their Farm Bureau plan were uninsured,” Sen. Orr said. “So you’ve got people who are not eligible for ACA subsidies on the exchanges but they still need healthcare insurance.”

    The state Senate is out for spring break this week. The bill is currently up for a vote in the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.

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