ATLANTA -- Beginning soon, Blue Cross Blue Shield won't be available as an insurance option for many in the metro Atlanta area.

The health insurance company announced it is pulling out of the Affordable Care Act exchange, meaning nearly 200,000 people currently covered under the company will have to find a new insurer for next year.

At this point, Kaiser HMO and Ambetter will still offer insurance in the Atlanta are. As for the rest of the state, Blue Cross Blue Shield did agree to keep insuring people in rural parts of Georgia.

If it had pulled out of the entire state, that would have left more than 90 counties in the state with no options in the exchange.