Aetna has withdrawn their application to participate in Access Health CT, our state’s health insurance exchange. Aetna’s proposal was the least costly individual premium option for 14 of the 15 examples given at the last Board meeting. Unfortunately this reduces the affordability of options in the exchange and leaves only three plans each in CT’s individual and small business exchanges. Aetna intends to continue to offer individual coverage in CT outside the exchange. Last week ConnectiCare withdrew from CT’s small business exchange but maintained their proposal in the individual exchange.