DES MOINES-Credit unions in Iowa and Nebraska are partnering with CoOportunity Health to offer affordable, health insurance options for individuals, families and businesses starting this fall.

The move comes with the Jan. 1, 2014, deadline for the Affordable Care Act fast approaching and at a time credit unions may be looking to serve the expanded health insurance marketplace. Earlier this year, the Birmingham, Ala.-based Health Partners America and EPL, a technology CUSO owned by 12 CUs across the country, introduced the Credit Union Exchange Blueprint, a national private health insurance exchange open to all CU employees and members that can be offered through credit unions (Credit Union Journal, March 18). The exchange offers CUs another avenue to drive revenue, and was featured last month at Credit Union Journal's Grow Show in Orlando (see related story, page 12).

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