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PPACA: Filings Shed Light on Impact

Rate filings hint at how PPACA is affecting the prices employers near Hartford's Old State House will pay for health coverage. (AP Photo/BobChild)
Rate filings hint at how PPACA is affecting the prices employers near Hartford's Old State House will pay for health coverage. (AP Photo/BobChild)

The Connecticut Insurance Department is been particularly active at posting health insurance rate filings on the Web, and its filing database gives glimpses of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is starting to affect real-world health coverage prices.

Connecticut posts health insurance rate filings here.

Oxford Health Plans (CT Inc., a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn. (NYSE:UNH), recently filed an application seeking an 8.7% increase in 2013 for small group plans that cover a total of about 21,700 people.

Oxford has included analyses of the effects of PPACA.

The current filing does not include any adjustments for the effects of the insured coverage fee or for the reinsurance fee, Hoesly says.

The current filing does include one effect of PPACA in the current rate filing.

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