Tag Archives: Marketplace premiums

ACA Round-Up: CMS Approves Alaska 1332 Reinsurance Waiver, Ceases Premium Outlier Reviews

On July 11, CMS announced approval of Alaska’s state innovation waiver application for its reinsurance program. Another reinsurance program 1332 waiver application is pending from Minnesota and more are expected. Alaska’s 1332 waiver approval follow’s Hawaii’s successful application last year.

July 12, 2017

Government Files Brief In House v. Burwell; ASPE Lays Out 2017 Plans And Premiums (Updated)

On October 24, HHS and Treasury filed their initial brief in their appeal of House v. Burwell in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. On the same date, Healthcare.gov opened for window shopping for 2017 plans and ASPE released a report on 2017 Marketplace health plan choice and premiums.

October 25, 2016

Obamacare Premiums Are Lower Than You Think

Since the ACA's health insurance marketplaces first took effect in 2014, news story after story has focused on premium increases. Missing from this narrative, however, is that average premiums in the individual market actually dropped significantly upon implementation of the ACA.

July 21, 2016

The State of Play in the ACA Marketplaces

Last week I was interviewed by Dmitri Sotus on WTOP’s "To Your Health” about the state of competition in the ACA marketplaces. Listen to the podcast episode and get a preview of our June issue.

May 31, 2016

Implementing Health Reform: Premium Increase Requests; Agent/Broker Fees And The MLR (June 3 Marketplace Enrollment Update)

There has been a lot of chatter in recent days about dramatic health insurance premium increases coming for 2016. Several states have released some information on rate increase requests, and some of these requested increases are quite high. But the rate review process is just getting underway.

June 2, 2015