Maryland and Virginia 2019 Insurance Plans Could Show Policy Trends

First Clues Portend Steep Hikes, Wide Variation in 2019 Individual Coverage Rates
– Modern Healthcare

Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, was quoted by Modern Healthcare for an article on how health insurers are reacting to new policy changes aimed at reshaping the individual market.

Two major trends have begun to emerge, the publication noted. Premium rates could increase dramatically, and plans are likely to vary from state to state.

“There’s going to be more variation than ever because states are starting to have more choices in how they respond to federal flexibility,” said Ario. “Some states, including Maryland, are moving to set up reinsurance programs to help bring down high premiums, for instance.”

Read the article here