Ambetter by Absolute Total Care (Centene) coming to Marketplace in Charleston County for 2019!

8 Oct , 2018,
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UPDATE 10/29/2018 – These plans will be marketed under the Ambetter brand and we now have 2019 rates available on our quote platform – CLICK HERE to view 2019 rates! We have finally managed to access the provider directory, and it appears that the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is the only in-network hospital in Charleston County. We are currently finding 807 Primary Care Providers within 200 miles of Charleston County. Stay tuned for more details!


Big news concerning marketplace health insurance in South Carolina for 2019! As reported by the Charleston Post & Courier, Absolute Total Care (a subsidiary of Centene) will be offering plans on the health insurance marketplace in South Carolina – however, these plans will only be available in Charleston County for plan year 2019.  Currently we have very limited information on plan details, however stay tuned to this page for breaking news on 2019 Absolute Total Care South Carolina plan information.

The following are sample average rate comparisons for 2019 from the SC Department of Insurance:

25 Year Old (No Tobacco Use) Shopping on Healthcare.gov

40 Year Old (No Tobacco Use) Shopping on Healthcare.gov

60 Year Old (No Tobacco Use) Shopping on Healthcare.gov

Update – 10/12/2018 – A number of sites, including Kaiser Health NewsFierceHealthcare.com and The Wall Street Journal also reports Centene (Absolute Total Care) is expanding into the South Carolina health insurance marketplace! Although fiercehealthcare.com notes the expansion is under the Allwell brand, we are assuming this is a typo based on information provided by the SC Department of Insurance. Stay tuned for more!