Floridians who buy their own health insurance in 2017 are likely to see their premiums rise by an average of 19 percent over the current year, according to an analysis released Friday by the state’s Office of Insurance Regulation.
The average increase calculated by the state applies to all health insurance plans sold in Florida next year that comply with the Affordable Care Act’s minimum coverage requirements, whether those plans are sold on the ACA exchange at HealthCare.gov or off of it.
An estimated 1.53 million Floridians bought plans on the ACA exchange in 2016, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, and the great majority — about 1.42 million, or 93 percent — received a government subsidy to help make their coverage more affordable.
The state’s insurance regulator did not provide an overall average rate increase for plans sold solely on the ACA exchange. However, regulators did provide a breakdown by company. The averages ranged from...
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