eHealthInsurance.com Investor Relations – News Release
eHealth is one of the few organizations to publish data on ACA market consumers who earn too much per year to qualify for government subsidies that help to reduce what they spend on insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The new report is based on individual and family health insurance applications submitted by unsubsidized eHealth consumers between
2018 ACA Market Highlights
While overall premiums were relatively flat compared to the 2018 open enrollment period, costs for two- and four-person families hit new milestones:
- Total combined annual premiums plus deductibles for a four-person family topped
- Average premiums for two-person families broke
$1,000per month for the first time in 2019.
Deductibles marked their first significant decline since 2014, when the ACA took effect:
- The average individual deductible decreased 6% for 2019.
- The average family deductible decreased 8% for 2019.
Plan selection trends for 2019 show:
- HMO plans continue to dominate the market, representing 56% of all plan selections, the same as in 2018.
- EPO plans reach 26% of all plan selections, up from 20% in 2018.
- Silver plans reach 35% of all plan selections, up from 30% in 2018.
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