Two large health insurance market makers say customers who have to pay the full cost of their individual major medical coverage themselves are facing big increases in premium bills for 2018 coverage.
For consumers who qualify to use Affordable Care Act advance premium tax credits, however, average increases in out-of-pocket spending may be under 10%.
Analysts at eHealth Inc., the for-profit company that runs the eHealthInsurance.com insurance sales website, has published one batch of data, based on unsubsidized individual major medical purchases made from Nov. 1 through Nov. 20.
Analysts at Connect for Health Colorado, the state-based Affordable Care Act public health insurance exchange in Colorado, has based its data on its sales of subsidized and unsubsidized individual major medical sales for the period from Nov. 1 through Nov. 21.
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At eHealth, which does business throughout the United States, the cost of unsubsidized, bare-bones, bronze-level 2018 coverage is averaging $452 per month, up 21% from the average monthly price for 2017 coverage.
The average monthly cost of mid-level silver plans has increased 23%, to $514, and the average monthly cost of gold plans has increased 22%, to $613.
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