Massachusetts may be able to hold the cost of comprehensive high-deductible coverage to $175 per month per insured, officials say.
Board members of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, a new state agency, have included that figure in an update on efforts to implement the state’s new universal health coverage program.
In connection with the program, the state will be trying to make many employers and individuals buy health coverage by July 1.
The Connector is supposed to help residents meet the coverage ownership requirements by encouraging private insurers to offer high-quality, affordable coverage starting May 1.
The Connector board asked for a new round of bids after officials were disappointed with the prices quoted in bids submitted earlier this year.