Health insurance exchanges to see more competition, uncertainty next year

While not every state has finished collecting bids from insurers, payers have revealed their pricing strategies in California, one of the largest individual markets in the nation. Covered California, the state’s exchange, also has offered enhanced subsidies since 2019 that are similar to the temporary increase in federal assistance introduced as part of COVID-19 relief this year, Gottlieb said.

Premiums will rise an average of 1.8% in California in 2022, essentially flat compared to the 1.1% hike for this year, according to documents insurers submitted to the state’s managed care department.

A closer look at California’s filings reveals how increased

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