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By Truven Staff

Rate Setting by Insurance and Exchanges

Anita Nair-Hartman imageAs the October 2013 open enrollment date for insurance marketplaces approaches, more information is emerging on how states are managing the premium rates set by health insurers. Maryland is an example. As a recent Washington Post article noted, this state is working diligently to ensure affordability for consumers in its market.

Questions remain: How easily does the open enrollment work for consumers? And are states or the federal government able to support consumers as they navigate the healthcare maze and try to understand their out-of-pocket costs and assess the best plans for their situation? Consumer understanding of plan design options and their associated costs, as well as their subsidies, will be the ultimate test of the work states and federal government did to keep rates low. We’ll know in October whether consumers were adequately supported
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Anita Nair-Hartman
Vice President Market Planning and Strategy
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Categories: Health Plan

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