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HHS Releases List Of Premium Rates For 36 States

By Jordan Rau

October 1st, 2013, 5:04 PM

Consumers trying to price health insurance in the new federally run health marketplaces may have been having trouble getting through the government’s main web site, healthcare.gov, but there’s a backdoor way to see the plans that are being offered in 36 states.

The Department of Health and Human Services has posted premiums for more than 17,000 plans on its website. The data lists each plan by insurer and the plan name and the monthly premium rate for a child, a 27-year-old,a family with 30-year-old parents and two kids, a single-parent family with two 30-year-olds, and a 40-year-old couple without children.

The plans are also listed by the metal tier (platinum, gold, silver or bronze) that details how comprehensive the coverage is, and what kind of plan it is (HMO, PPO, etc.). You can also search for plans by state and county.

One spreadsheet shows premiums for health insurance and a second shows premiums for stand-alone dental plans. Also for small businesses, there are health premium rates and rates for stand-alone dental plans.

This post was updated at 9:30 p.m. to correct the number of plans on the website.

6 Responses to “HHS Releases List Of Premium Rates For 36 States”

  1. alicia says:

    I need insurance

  2. Ray says:

    Wow, what’s with the near $2,000 premiums for an individual in VA? I guess those “most states will see an increase” people were right, the numbers they quoted are the numbers in that chart.

  3. Jay says:

    I have to say I was surprised at how low the rates were in my area in Texas. Family coverage in my county is between $675 to $1,200 /mo. I recently left my previous job which offered a COBRA rate of $1,500 /mo for cruddy coverage. When I tried to get coverage individually I was referred to a high-risk program because I had minor surgery earlier in the year (with no foreseeable follow-up care needed now). As the rates were already over $1,000 /mo for the healthy people, I would not have expected the competitive rates they now have under the single risk pool system.

  4. You cannot access sample Maryland rates here?

  5. cat says:

    can one purchase dental alone? I just got medicare and was wondering about dental coverage??? an auntie with pacemaker (its been replaced due to wearing out 3 times and 3 times for the wiring) pays $234/month for her Part D–because the deductible on medicare is so high for a pacemaker/wires –she pays no deductible at all but that Part D is $234/month but she could not pay the 20% deductible for a pacemaker–I think she said that alone would be about 40K

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