Where Is the Health Insurance Exchange Market Going?

Presented for the World Health Care Congress

Now in its third year, the Health Insurance Exchange (HIE) market is beginning to mature. Certain aspects of the market are working well, while others are less successful. As consumers adapt to the Marketplace model, they are becoming more adept at evaluating their plan options and considering premiums, deductibles and coinsurance. While administration officials tout low premium options, concerns are emerging around rising coinsurance and deductibles, particularly as they affect high utilizers.

What's really happening in the HIE market—and what can you expect going forward? Which states are experiencing the highest increases in premiums and/or deductibles—and by how much? What cost variations are we seeing by metal level among plans? Learn the answers to these questions and more in a new, educational webinar from Manatt and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Where Is the Health Insurance Exchange Market Going? A Deep Dive."

Presented for the World Health Care Congress, the webinar provided the latest analysis of Marketplace trends, based on the HIX Compare dataset—an open access database that includes benefit design data for Marketplace plans across all 50 states. During the program, we:

  • Shared key findings from 2016 data on premiums and benefit designs for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) across the country.
  • Revealed the future of gold plan options.
  • Explored variations among carriers' cost-sharing strategies.
  • Identified the effects of high deductibles on high utilizers.
  • Discussed current Marketplace dynamics, as well as what's coming in 2017.

Additional Presenter:
Katherine Hempstead, PhD, Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

If you would like to receive an audio transcript of this webinar due to accessibility issues, please email us at webinars@manatt.com.

This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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