Typical exchange plan rates are lower than expected.
That’s the word from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which highlighted the new information in a report Thursday.
Eleven states have released rates for next year for their plans sold under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s exchanges.
HHS analysts found that the average cost of a silver plan in the individual market exchanges will be about 18 percent less than what HHS had estimated, based on early predictions from the Congressional Budget Office.
Six states have published 2014 small-group market price data.