eHealthInsurance.com Investor Relations – News Release
eHealth's report focuses on costs borne by individuals and families who do not qualify for or receive federal subsidies. It also examines trends among people selecting short-term health insurance plans at eHealth. eHealth's analysis covers the period
- Increased interest in short-term plans: In the 2017 period under review, people selecting short-term plans at eHealth accounted for 56 percent of all combined short-term and ACA plan selections among people not receiving government subsidies for ACA plans; this figure increased to 70 percent for the same period in 2018.
- Short-term premiums are stable while deductibles increase: The average monthly premium for individual short-term coverage is
$107this year, a decrease of four percent over the same period a year before; meanwhile, the average individual deductible increased 14 percent.
- Average family premiums for ACA plans decrease 3 percent: The average monthly premium for family coverage among people not receiving government subsidies is
$1,154, down from $1,191in the same period a year ago.
- Average individual deductibles for ACA plans decrease 7 percent: The average annual deductible for individual coverage among people not receiving government subsidies is
$4,064, down from $4,358in the same period a year ago.
eHealth's report also examines average customer selections by plan type (HMO, PPO, etc.) and metal level. eHealth intends to follow up this report with additional updates on market costs and trends in the ACA market at the close of open enrollment.
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