eHealthInsurance.com Investor Relations – News Release
Unlike data released by the federal government and other sources, eHealth's report focuses on costs borne by individuals and families who do not qualify for or receive federal subsidies.
Three key findings:
- Average monthly premiums are higher:
$574is the average monthly premium for individual health insurance plans selected by eHealth customers in the first week of open enrollment, 21 percent higher than the average premium ($475)from the same period last year.
- Early enrollees are older this year than last: The average age of individuals selecting coverage during the first week of the current open enrollment period was 46, compared to 40 during the same period last year. This likely accounts, in part, for the higher average premium.
- Silver plans show a spike in popularity: In the first week of open enrollment, Silver plans accounted for 45 percent of all individual and family plans selected at eHealth, compared to 30 percent in the same period last year.
eHealth's report also examines average deductibles, customer selections by plan type (HMO, PPO, etc.) and trends in the short-term health insurance market after the implementation of new rules governing these non-ACA products. eHealth intends to follow up this report with additional updates on market costs and trends in the ACA market before the close of open enrollment.
Read eHealth's full report.
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