November 30, 2015

Fewer PPOs Offered On Exchanges Next Year

Kaiser Health News  (11/26) reported that consumers seeking to enroll in preferred provider organization (PPO) plans “are finding far fewer of those plans offered on the insurance marketplaces next year,” and “the premiums are rising faster than for other types of coverage.” A Kaiser analysis found that while “the average premium for the least expensive closed network silver plan—principally HMOs—rose from $274 to $299, a 9 percent increase, the average premium for the least expensive PPO or other silver-level open access plan grew from $291 to $339, an 17 percent jump.”