CMS last week said the average premium for benchmark plans (or second lowest-cost silver plans), the most common type of coverage received on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, will decrease by 2% in 2020. This is the third consecutive year of premium drops for benchmark plans. The agency also said that the number of HealthCare.gov enrollees with access to a single insurer has dropped from 29% in 2018 to 4% in 2021. According to the latest update to AIS’s Directory of Health Plans, 11,434,845 people currently receive coverage through the exchanges.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans