Using health insurer financial data for 2021, we find that Medicare Advantage insurers reported gross margins that were at least twice as high as those reported by insurers in the individual/non-group, fully-insured group/employer, and Medicaid managed care markets. The four markets report similar simple medical-loss-ratios.
This 24th annual benchmark study finds workers at smaller firms on average pay nearly $2,000 more out of pocket toward family coverage than workers at larger firms. The report captures trends in deductibles and other plan details, and employers’ experiences with mental health and telemedicine.
As part of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Senate recently passed a three-year extension (through 2025) of enhanced subsidies for people buying their own health coverage on the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces. The enhanced subsidies increase the amount of financial help available to those already eligible and also newly expand subsidies to middle-income people, many of whom were previously priced out of coverage. Here’s what to know about the likely renewal of these subsidies: