Actuaries Outline Drivers of Health Insurance Premium Changes for 2017

As proposed health insurance premium rates for 2017 are being filed with state insurance departments across the country, actuaries are providing an early look at what’s driving changes in premium rates for 2017 within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual and small group markets. A new issue brief produced by the American Academy of Actuaries’ Individual and Small Group Markets Committee, “Drivers of 2017 Health Insurance Premium Changes,” outlines the drivers.

“The Academy’s objective analysis provides the public and public policy makers with an in-depth and timely understanding of what’s behind changes in the proposed premium rates,” said Academy President Tom Wildsmith.