“Can anyone here explain what this means?”
Its crazy. I got a letter on Oct 2nd giving me their best guess explanation of how my insurance is changing. I got a follow up letter on Oct 22nd, with what appeared to be a change to my original contract (signed on their end but not mine) telling me they changed my policy year “anniversary date.” It actually benefits me, because it extends my policy through 12/1/14, so it has my blessing.
Everyone is making everything up as they go along. I can believe they would now send another letter offering me an extension of my original policy.
I suspect the insurance companies are supporting this new effort. They are seeing the mounting losses for 2014. The biggest problem they now have is that people like me, who never file a claim and use them as “asset insurance”, have already made our decisions. They snooze, they lose. After 12/1/14, I will never send another dime to Blue Cross. I am protesting their ignorance in supporting the ACA.
You are right. The way to win this game is to not play.