Health insurers in 14 states that have made complete 2017 rate filing data available to analysts may increase premiums for all silver-level individual public exchange plans an average of 11 percent in 2017.
Analysts at Washington, D.C.-based Avalere Health gave that projection Wednesday, in an updated 2017 premium forecast.
The analysts found that the cost of the cheapest silver plans available in the 14 states might rise about 8 percent.
Proposed changes in the average cost of the cheapest silver plan available in a state range from a decrease of 14 percent in Rhode Island up to an increase of 20 percent in the District of Columbia. The median proposed change in the cost of the cheapest silver plan is an increase of 10 percent.
The proposed changes in the average cost of all silver plans in a state range from an average decrease of 5 percent, in Rhode Island, up to a maximum average increase of 19 percent, in Virginia. The median average proposed change is an increase of 12 percent.
A year ago, analysts at Mountain View, California-based HealthPocket suggested that typical 2016 silver plan rate increases might average about 14 percent throughout the country.
Analysts at the Menlo Park, California-based Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation reported in October, based on full 2016 exchange plan premium information, that the average cost of the second-cheapest silver plan available in the biggest city in each state would be 10.1 percent higher in 2016 than in 2015.