Health insurers on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges are consistently overestimating the amount they spend on enrollee benefits as part of their medical loss ratio (MLR) reporting, resulting in “hundreds of millions of dollars in underpaid policyholder rebates,” according to new research. Health policy experts tell AIS Health that the findings could fuel greater regulatory scrutiny on individual market carriers, which are increasingly making a profit on the exchanges and had to shell out less than usual in claims last year due to routine-care deferral during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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