eHealth Releases Half-Time Report on Open Enrollment Costs and Trends for ACA Health Insurance Consumers
The ACA's annual nationwide open enrollment period for 2021 coverage began
Highlights from the report:
- Average premiums increase for unsubsidized individuals and families: Average monthly premiums for individual plans selected by eHealth customers increased 6% compared to last year during this period (from
$456to $484), while family premiums increased 8% (from $1,134to $1,230).
- Silver plans take the lead from Bronze for the first time: 39% of eHealth's unsubsidized customers selected Silver plans, while 34% selected Bronze plans – the first time this has happened since eHealth began tracking ACA trends in its report for the 2014 open enrollment period.
- EPO plans continue to increase in popularity: 37% of individuals and families selected EPO-style plans, compared to 31% during last year's open enrollment; 45% selected HMO-style plans, compared to 49% last year.
- The coronavirus crisis is motivating young people to reconsider coverage options: 48% of survey respondents age 25 to 34 say the pandemic has made them more likely to reconsider their coverage options, compared to 18% of those age 55 to 64.
Read the full report.
eHealth's cost and plan selection findings are based solely on submitted applications for individual and family plans compliant with the Affordable Care Act received by eHealth
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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