Medical Trend, Increases in Utilization Will Drive Up 2023 Marketplace Premiums

Premiums on the individual marketplace are set to increase by an average of 10% nationally, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) of the first batch of preliminary premium rate filings sent to state exchange regulators. The filings are just the first in several steps before carriers lock in rates for open enrollment for the 2023 plan year, and don’t represent the final price of those premiums. But experts tell AIS Health, a division of MMIT, that utilization and medical trend mean that substantive price increases are a certainty — even if Congress extends the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) enhanced premium tax credits, which are set to expire at the end of this year.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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